This is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Assisted by the West, this power triumphed on May 9th, 1945. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told. Until now …
The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust.
The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this.
Interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials reveal shocking
- The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33)
- The Katyn massacre (1940)
- – The SS-KGB partnership
- Soviet mass deportations
- Medical experiments in the GULAG.
These are just a few of the subjects covered in the film.
‘The Soviet Story’ also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern
day Europe. Listen to experts and European MPs discussing the implications
of a selective attitude towards mass murder; and meet a woman describing
the burial of her new born son in a GULAG concentration camp.
The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and realpolitik.
The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet
Communism and Soviet-German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edv?ns Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.
The film features interviews with western and Russian historians such as Norman Davies and Boris Sokolov, Russian writer Viktor Suvorov, Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, members of the European Parliament and the participants, as well as the victims of Soviet terror.
The film argues that there were close philosophical, political and organizational connections between the Nazi and Soviet systems before and during the early stages of World War II. It highlights the Great Purge as well as the Great Famine, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Katyn massacre, Gestapo-NKVD collaboration, Soviet mass deportations and medical experiments in the GULAG
Edvins Snore is both the author of “The Soviet Story” script and the director of the film. “The Soviet Story” is his debut feature documentary.
As a Master of Political Science, Edvins Snore studied the subject and collected materials for the film over 10 years.
“The Soviet Story” was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium.
As a result, “The Soviet Story” presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first hand knowledge of it.