What are the best Russian documentaries?

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    #1The Russian Woodpecker

    The Russian Woodpecker

    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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    Barbara Ellis
    Written on 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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    #2Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

    Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

    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. 

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    Liu Du
    Written on 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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    #3Icarus

    Icarus

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

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    Salvador Domínguez
    Written on 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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    #4Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

    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. 

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    Rose Dixon
    Written on 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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    #5The Man Who Saved the World

    The Man Who Saved the World

    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. 

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    Jonathan Simmons
    Written on 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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    #6Under the Sun

    Under the Sun

    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. 

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    William Ward
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "Watched this on Netflix and knew more about some similarities in the Soviet Union and North Korea. "
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    #7City 40

    City 40

    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. 

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    Eduardo Caballero
    Written on 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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    #8Red Army

    Red Army

    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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    Amit Venkatesan
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "If you're a hockey fan, you're in for a treat. "

Summary

Best What are the best Russian documentaries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
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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