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Online festival Artdocfest/Riga
Online festival Artdocfest/Riga
Putin's Witnesses
  • 104 min
  • Russian
  • English
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The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new president. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation "successor", as a result of which Russia ended up with the president who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny.

Internet-premiere of the film took place on the 12th December 2018 at the Artdoc.Media online movie theatre.
Film crew
  • Director:
    Vitaly Mansky
  • Screenwriter:
    Vitaly Mansky
  • Cinematographer:
    Alexandra Ivanova
  • Producer:
    Natalia Manskaia, Filip Remunda
  • Composer:
    Karlis Auzans
  • Sound operator:
    Anrijs Krenbergs
  • Theme:
    Propaganda, Politics, Biography, Portrait
  • Film studio:
    Вертов, GoldenEggProduction, Hypermarket Film
  • Genre:
    Interview, Essay
  • Country of action:
  • Place of action:
    Moscow, Sankt-Peterburg, Volgograd, Ivanovo
  • Period of action:
    1997-2000, 2001
  • Language:
  • Subtitles:
  • Artdocfest 2018
    Hors concours
  • Winner of international festivals
    Pobeditel' mezhdunarodnogo kinofestivalya v Karlovyh Varah (Luchshiy dokumental'nyy fil'm)
  • International festivals
    Bolee 65 mezhdunarodnyh kinofestivaley