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GlacierMI Inactive Member10 Nov 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

Я не говорю по-русски, но все равно очень интересно:)

I do not speak russian, but a very interesting documentary never the less :)

YouTube link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

I know the tune…..Dah.. dada dada, dada dada…. dum dum dum (repeat etc).

Writing in Russian is the challenge…How a Pectopah ends up as a Restaurant beats me. How they bless themselves right to left, instead of right to left, as in in the Kazan Cathedral…..

Thoroughly wonderful folk, as individuals. Rarely met an unpleasant one; it is just their way not to smile at you lightly. If they smile at you it really means something

Sho Boki10 Nov 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

Mostly old Russian (soviet) propaganda myths we may see there.
Even map of battle is wrong and timeline also.

14Bore11 Nov 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

For one who loves to watch Russian videos ( but can't speak or write a word) I'll take Sho Boki's advice

42flanker11 Nov 2017 5:38 a.m. PST


s'easy (a little Greek helps)

Le Breton Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 5:44 a.m. PST

"Patriotic" treatment of military history is typical for Star Media – it is their "brand". Their historical fiction pieces carry this off rather better than a supposedly "neutral" documentary.


"Thoroughly wonderful folk, as individuals. Rarely met an unpleasant one;"

Russians are really very fun …. until they are not.

Le Breton Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 5:50 a.m. PST


s'easy (42flanker is right the alphabet is not so hard)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Yeah, I was only kidding. Even I knew that CCCP was USSR…so an R becomes a P, an S becomes a C and an R becomes a P. The n bit is odd. I was only on my third trip to Russia that it finally dawned on me about all these Pectopahs.

Who was the little Greek who helped you 42F?

GlacierMI Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

actually I didn't really think many spoke Russian here, so would not really understand the political leaning. Either way, they won, so they can film it anyway they want. My point was the pageantry and uniforms.. very inspiring. The western world is rather re-miss in creating historical epics. Oh wait, you didn't mean US WWII movies didn't have a point of view did you? :)

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Nov 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

Yeah, I didn't see anything too exciting here. There are acres of Russian content on YouTube.

Nine pound round11 Nov 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

"Russians are really very fun…..until they are not."

Eta Pravda!

For those of us who started with the Cold War stereotypes of sullen silence and crafty, paranoid aggressiveness, actual Russians came as a real surprise: far more fun, and far less stolid than I would have ever guessed. My assumption is that silence around foreigners was meant to placate the security services. But you have to remember that they live in a world where catastrophe of the worst kind was never much further than a remark and a generation away. They have a guard reflex most Americans can't even imagine.

14Bore11 Nov 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

If I could tell you exactly the time count ( or try to find the Battle of Borodino) in the Russian version of War and Peace they have some cassons and other equipment that is a gem to see, I wondered if they were originals.

Clays Russians11 Nov 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Got the opportunity to work with Russian troops on operations in northeast Bosnia. Never thought in a million zillion years that would happen. Those guys can be your closest friends in 16 minutes. You @&$) with the country tho, you become their worst enemies beyond anything you can imagine. Borodin is on my bucket list before I die.

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