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What are the best Russian documentaries?

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  1. 1The Russian Woodpecker

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    The Russian Woodpecker is a documentary film directed by Chad Garcia following the Chernobyl disaster which was released in 2015. It won a World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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  1. 2Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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    Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom is a documentary film directed by Evgeny Afineevsky and produced by himself with Den Tolmor in 2015. It won People's Choice Award in Toronto and was nominated at the Academy and Emmy Awards. 

  2. 3Icarus

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    Icarus is a 2017 sports documentary film directed and produced by Bryan Fogel, together with Dan Cogan, David Fialkow and Jim Swartz. It won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award and Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Academy Awards. 

  1. 4Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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    Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a documentary film about the Bakhtia village directed by Dmitry Vasyukov and Werner Herzog in 2010. It premiered in Germany and USA through Telluride Film Festival. 

  2. 5The Man Who Saved the World

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    The Man Who Saved the World is a documentary film about Stanislav Petrov directed by Peter Anthony and produced by Jakob Staberg in 2014. It won at the Woodstock Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, and Bodil Awards. 

  3. 6Under the Sun

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    Under the Sun is a Russian documentary film directed by Vitaly Mansky and produced by Natalia Manskaya, Simone Baumann and Filip Remunda in 2015. It won at the Lielais Kristaps and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. 

  4. 7City 40

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    City 40 is a documentary film about a hidden city for nuclear workers and their families which was directed by Samira Goetschel. It had two nominations at the Emmy Awards and Sheffield International Documentary Festival. 

  5. 8Red Army

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    Red Army is a sports documentary film directed by Gabe Polsky and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Telling the story of The Russian Five, it won Audience Awards at the American Film Institute and Middleburg Film Festival. 

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    September 24, 2018
    "I want to know more about Stanislav Petrov and this documentary. Man, if I was in his shoes, I can feel the tension about those nuclear missiles."
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    The Man Who Saved the World
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "This documentary has an in-depth investigation about the Chernobyl disaster. I think this is why it became my favorite Russian documentary."
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    The Russian Woodpecker
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "I was intrigued by the poster and that's why I watched it on Netflix. Too bad it didn't won at the Emmy and Academy Awards."
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    Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "I'm always curious about hidden cities and then I watched this. How could this docu not won an Emmy Award? Come on, guys!"
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    City 40
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "Who wouldn't want to watch about the biggest sports controversy do far? It really deserved an Academy Award."
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    Icarus
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "I thought that this was just a simple documentary about a village but I learned a lot from this documentary."
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    Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "Watched this on Netflix and knew more about some similarities in the Soviet Union and North Korea."
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    Under the Sun
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    Anonymous
    September 24, 2018
    "If you're a hockey fan, you're in for a treat."
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    Red Army
This list is about What are the best Russian documentaries
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The Russian WoodpeckerMovies 16 Paid
2Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for FreedomMovies 11 Paid
3IcarusMovies 9 Paid
4Happy People: A Year in the TaigaMovies 9 Paid
5The Man Who Saved the WorldMovies 8 Paid
6Under the SunMovies 6 Paid
7City 40Movies 4 Paid
8Red ArmyMovies 1 Paid
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