Topic: russia

The Prize - Empires of Oil

The Prize - Empires of Oil

Economics

Witness capitalism on a grand scale: how Shell Oil and Royal Dutch merged, then challenged the supremacy of Rockefeller's Standard Oil. A compelling tale of how oil transformed everyday life in the farthest [...]

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Behind the Red - The Russian Legion Paintball Documentary - Moscow

Behind the Red - The Russian Legion Paintball Documentary - Moscow

Sport

This is the story of the Russian Legion (Boston Red Legion) of 2010 as they come off of a 2009 World Cup victory and start the 2010 PSP season. Episode 1 follows the team in Moscow as they get ready to fly from [...]

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Behind the Red - The Russian Legion Paintball Documentary - Episode 02

Behind the Red - The Russian Legion Paintball Documentary - Episode 02

Sport

Presented by Social Paintball. This is Episode 2 of the paintball documentary "Behind the Red: The Russian Legion Documentary." This is the story of the Russian Legion (Boston Red [...]

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The Russian Revolution in Colour

The Russian Revolution in Colour

History

The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It [...]

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Cold War - Comrades (1917-1945)

Cold War - Comrades (1917-1945)

Military and War

1. Comrades (1917-1945) Both the United States and the Soviet Union drifted apart after the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Russian Civil War and the Paris Peace Conference. Diplomatic and extensive trading [...]

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In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko

In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko

Politics

It started as a possible case of food poisoning but within weeks turned into a grim spectacle of enormous political proportions: Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died in his [...]

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From Russia to Hollywood

From Russia to Hollywood

Biography

Michael Chekhov and George Shdanoff were Russian expatriates who came to Hollywood and became two of the best known and most influential acting coaches in the film industry; Chekhov was nominated for an Academy [...]

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The War of the World - The Plan

The War of the World - The Plan

Military and War

Niall Ferguson charts the disintegration of global free trade and democracy in the wake of the first world war,with the corresponding rise of protectionism and totalitarianism in Russia, Germany and Japan - [...]

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Stalin and the Betrayal of Leningrad

Stalin and the Betrayal of Leningrad

Military and War

Documentary investigating what took place in the Soviet city of Leningrad after Russian troops emerged victorious at the end of a grueling 900-day siege by the Germans during World War Two. In spite of the army's [...]

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Why Democracy - Russia's Village of Fools (For God, Tsar and Fatherland)

Why Democracy - Russia's Village of Fools (For God, Tsar and Fatherland)

Politics

Mikhail Morozov is a Russian patriot, good Christian and successful businessman. He owns Durakovo - the "Village of Fools" - 100 km southwest of Moscow. People come here from all over Russia to learn how [...]

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The Putin System

The Putin System

Politics

Russia's re-emergence on the world stage in recent months is reminiscent of the glory days of the Soviet Union. But, with democratic opposition in the country being systematically crushed, does Vladimir Putin's [...]

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Putin - Tsar or reformer?

Putin - Tsar or reformer?

Politics

As Vladimir Putin celebrates victory in Russia's presidential elections, an emboldened protest movement is planning a long campaign against him.No one quite knows how the Kremlin will react - indulging the [...]

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In Search of Putin's Money

In Search of Putin's Money

Society

On March 4, 2012, Vladimir Putin was elected to serve as Russia's president for another six years, and he is set to take up office following his inauguration on May 7. To his supporters, such as those we [...]

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Chechnya - Being Nice to Mr Putin

Chechnya - Being Nice to Mr Putin

Society

Marcel Theroux investigates life and conditions in Chechnya and how European governments are deliberately ignoring Russian atrocities and oppression in order to maintain good diplomatic and business relations [...]

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In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko

In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko

Conspiracy

It started as a possible case of food poisoning but within weeks turned into a grim spectacle of enormous political proportions: Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died in his [...]

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Beslan

Beslan

Conspiracy

The school siege at Beslan was the bloodiest act of terrorism ever to take place on Russian soil. Yet beyond this horrible truth remain many unanswered questions. There is no agreement on who the terrorists were. [...]

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The Chessboard Killer

The Chessboard Killer

Crime

A Russian serial killer who invited his victims to drink vodka with him before bludgeoning them to death with a hammer has been convicted of 48 counts of murder after a trial that shocked and entranced a [...]

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The Mark of Cain

The Mark of Cain

Crime

The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia. The now vanishing practice is seen as reflecting the transition of the [...]

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Third Reich - The Rise and Fall

Third Reich - The Rise and Fall

History

Third Reich: The Rise and Fall uncovers familiar anecdotes and fascinating details about the people who comprised the Nazi Party, and raids the treasure trove of archives the Nazis left behind, [...]

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Nazi Concentration Camps

Nazi Concentration Camps

History

On conditions found in Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Belgium by advancing Allied Armies during World War II. Consists primarily of dead and surviving prisoners and of facilities used to kill and torture. [...]

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Mystery Quest  - Hitler's Escape

Mystery Quest - Hitler's Escape

History

Adolph Hitler was one of the most vicious people in modern history. It is assumed he killed himself, but there is no evidence of his death. Near the final days of World War II when the Russians were surrounding [...]

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The Battle Of Russia

The Battle Of Russia

Military and War

The 60-minute documentary was the fifth of the Army Special Service's "Why We Fight" series. Assembled under the supervision of Lt. Colonel Frank Capra, the film is a sublimely assembled collection of [...]

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In the Shadow of the Tiger

In the Shadow of the Tiger

Nature

This remarkable film follows the story of a mature female Siberian tiger called Katia and her one-year-old cub. Their travels introduce us to a remote part of Russia and to their conflict with their only natural [...]

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The Prize - The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

The Prize - The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

Society

This exciting and entertaining eight-part series, based on Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, captures the panoramic history of the biggest industry in the world. Shot on location in Azerbaijan, [...]

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Soviet Storm - WW2 In the East

Soviet Storm - WW2 In the East

History

Soviet Storm is a new and epic television history of the Second World War's Eastern Front. Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theater. This was a conflict of [...]

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Russian Godfathers

Russian Godfathers

Politics

This BBC documentary series examines the relationship between Russia's richest men (the oligarchs) and Putin's administration in the Kremlin.Broadcast a year before the Litvinenko murder, this fascinating series [...]

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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

History

The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It [...]

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Unsurvivable

Unsurvivable

Society

A dark, gruesome, but wholly true depiction of the threat of thermonuclear war, the consequences, and Obama's deployment of a major portion of the U.S. thermonuclear capabilities in multiple theaters threatening [...]

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Little Ladies, Large Life

Little Ladies, Large Life

Society

These women are not ashamed of their appearance - on the contrary, they live a happy life and are proud of what they have achieved. They are called little ladies, but the life they lead is full of big [...]

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Fragile People

Fragile People

Health

A day in life of someone who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta - or brittle bone disease - is fraught with risk. Even the tiniest movement can lead to serious fractures. This documentary gives an insight into [...]

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Creating Synthetic Diamonds

Creating Synthetic Diamonds

Science

Top quality diamonds at knock down prices? The only catch is: these rocks don't come out of the ground, but are made in a lab. This is the promise offered by a series of recent scientific breakthroughs. "For [...]

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Jail Babies: Born Behind Bars

Jail Babies: Born Behind Bars

Society

Most kids go back home to their moms after kindergarten. For the women here, the rules are different. They can see their children every day, but only for one hour in the morning and another in the evening. Some [...]

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Krokodil: Russia's Deadliest Drug

Krokodil: Russia's Deadliest Drug

Drugs

A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and [...]

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Bridging the Bering Strait - Extreme Engineering

Bridging the Bering Strait - Extreme Engineering

Technology

A Bering Strait crossing is a hypothetical bridge or tunnel spanning the relatively narrow and shallow Bering Strait between the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia and the Seward Peninsula in the U.S. state of [...]

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Far Out: Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

Far Out: Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

Society

In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape persecution and protect their way of life. The Lykovs eventually settled in the Sayan Mountains, 160 miles from any [...]

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Anna Kournikova - Beyond the Glory

Anna Kournikova - Beyond the Glory

Sport

Anna Kournikova - Beyond the Glory (Documentary)Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (born 7 June 1981) is a Russian American retired professional tennis player. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of [...]

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Cheated of Childhood - Russia

Cheated of Childhood - Russia

Society

Feb 2002 Russia's metro stations have become home to a generation of street children, who survive by begging or prostitution. At first sight, 11 year old Yuriy and his 13 year old friend Max [...]

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Roller Coasters: Search for the Ultimate Thrill

Roller Coasters: Search for the Ultimate Thrill

Technology

They are the centerpiece of all great amusement parks, heart-stopping rides with names like The Cyclone and the Beast. The names are designed to inspire terror in the faint of heart: The Beast, Raptor, [...]

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Polar Nights & Northern Lights

Polar Nights & Northern Lights

Nature

Welcome to Murmansk, the northernmost part of Russia! Aside from the freezing-cold winter temperatures, Murmansk enjoys the beauty of the aurora borealis, which lights up the region's dark winter nights. This [...]

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The Russian Mafia

The Russian Mafia

Crime

With the fall of communism, a rapacious new gangster class arose from out of the former Soviet Republics and became criminal millionaires. The Red Mafiya, which seized power with staggering speed in the [...]

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Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space

Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space

Science

In February a meteorite bigger than a double decker bus, travelling at 40,000 miles an hour, crashed into planet Earth. This film shows previously unseen footage of what happened. Astrophysicists [...]

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Wild Russia: Primeval Valleys

Wild Russia: Primeval Valleys

Nature

Travel through the majestic Primeval forests of the Urals. This Russian sanctuary is a land of extremes where giant deer and half-tonne leviathans. Eurasian elk make seasonal journeys in search of food. Unlike [...]

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The Most Evil Men in History: Joseph Stalin

The Most Evil Men in History: Joseph Stalin

History

In southern Russia at the turn of the last century Stalin excelled as a bank robber, agitator and sometime assassin. Forever in and out of jail the violence and paranoia which would mark him out in later years [...]

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Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East: Operation Barbarossa

Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East: Operation Barbarossa

Military and War

Russian original name - The Great War - Operation BarbarossaOperation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that began on 22 June 1941. Over 3.9 [...]

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Andrei Chikatilo: The Butcher of Rostov

Andrei Chikatilo: The Butcher of Rostov

Crime

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo, Ukrainian 16 October 1936 - 14 February 1994 was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, and The Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, [...]

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Sky Rescue: Flying Medics of Russia's Far North

Sky Rescue: Flying Medics of Russia's Far North

Society

In Russia`s frozen far north, where nomadic families often travel deep into the tundra, medical help isn't always easy to find. That's why the air ambulance service was set up, to be there for injuries, illnesses [...]

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Soviet Files - Leaders and Healers

Soviet Files - Leaders and Healers

Health

They say that there was a magic pill that could cure any illness and prolong life. But only the Soviet leaders had an access to it. Get inside the Kremlin walls and learn what the heads of USSR used to eat and [...]

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Organized Crime A Word History: Russia

Organized Crime A Word History: Russia

Crime

Most Russians are said to have celebrated the end of communism and the centrally planned economy, but the shift to free enterprise had an unintended side-effect - vast new opportunities for the Russian mafia. [...]

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