#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The documentaries can be watched on the Russian Arctic channel on YouTube on November 9-13. The sessions will start at 19.30 (Moscow time).
The Arctic Cinema Week project brought together seven documentaries of the 1930s. According to the director of non-fiction films, the Cinematographers of Russia Union member Boris Dvorkin, for many decades these films were kept in archives and were available only to specialists.
“Now, thanks to the Unknown Heroes of the North federal project with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, they will become available to everyone”, said the director.
The Russian Arctic Park’s Historical and Cultural Heritage Preservation Department head Evgeny Yermolov noted that it is a great success to watch rare films on one site.
“This is a truly unique opportunity to watch so many artistically meaningful historical shots at once, on one channel. We invite everyone who is not indifferent to the history of Arctic exploration to plunge into the atmosphere of the Arctic conquest by the young Soviet state and discuss the pictures”, he added.
As the Russian Arctic national park’s specialists told to This Is Taimyr, the online show includes unique movies:
Two Oceans (1933) – about the heroic cruise of the Alexander Sibiryakov icebreaker across the Arctic to the east along the Northern Sea Route, from the White sea to the Pacific ocean;
Chelyuskin. Heroes of the Arctic (1934) – about the cruise of the steamer and the rescue of its crew members, when the ship was trapped in ice and sank;
Winner of the Ice (1935) – about the first in the history through sailing along the Northern Sea Route in one navigation, which was made by the Fedor Litke icebreaker;
At the North Pole (1937) – about the expedition to the North Pole-1 drifting station;
Over the Arctic (1937) – about the transatlantic flight of the legendary pilot Fabio Farich;
The cruise of the icebreaker Sadko (1935) – about the expedition to explore the deep-water regions of the Arctic basin;
Arctic voyage (1933) – about the West Taimyr expedition led by Ivan Landin on the schooner Beluha.
At the same time, the last film telling about the famous researcher, who was accused of counterrevolutionary activity in 1937 and was shot on a false denunciation, was found in the Krasnoyarsk archive of film and photo documents in 2019 and will be shown for the first time in many years.
Additional information about the show can be found on the official website of the Russian Arctic.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: goarctic.ru