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Our Russians (1991)

Original title: Meie venelased

Documentary Duration 28:24

Documentary about people who live next to us, Estonians. Some of them have moved to Estonia only a few years ago; however, ancestors of other immigrants have lived here for several generations. Estonia has become their native country. What do the Russians - both academicians and workers, old and young, atheists and religious people - actually think about life in Estonia in early 1990s. Old Believers located by Peipsi Lake, former marine Anatoli Filippov, doctor Yuri Zabalevich, artist Igor Balashov, restorer Yuri Kostin, sociologist Dimitri Mikhailov and others share their thoughts about local life and relations to local people.

Director: Peeter Simm

Keywords: benevolence | integration | faith in God | fishing with spinning reel | church | singing of a church choir | church split | artist | artist's studio | cucumber farm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English, Estonian, Russian
Duration 28:24


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Director Peeter Simm
Screenwriter Dimitri Klenski | Peeter Simm
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Sound Designer Jüri Kartušin
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Mihhail Beilinson
Managing Director Janika Freidkes

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm