Self-portrait. In 1998 our family came under armed attack. We were able to escape and we fled Grozny. We have been silent about it since.
Nikolay Kochegarov is the only resident living in the village Pashki. His house stands in the middle of the field and it is the only one left in the village. He has spent his life serving sentences for theft, for killing his wife. He had a son who spent his life drinking a lot and robbing houses. Once the son attacked him, while defending himself father killed his son.
We are all human and we all have something to worry about. What worries us is always individual, different in importance, scale and meaning. Some problems occupy our minds only for a couple of minutes, others take up all of our time, absorbing all our thoughts and wishes, sometimes it is hard to think of something else, practically impossible, till you find somebody to talk to...
The sounds of his music charm you fromthe very first second. It doesn’t matter if you have ever heard Rakhmaninov’s third concert or not, listening to his performance, you will become amazed how powerful and overwhelming the melody is. There is no chance you will ever forget it. His name is Denis Matsuev and he is one of the most brilliant pianists in the modern world of classic music.
Small business in Russia. Five absolutely different stories about obstacles and possibilities, joys and sorrows for the entrepreneurs in Russia. Each story is both unique and collective at the same time.
Olga is an owner of a dancing studio: she is young, energetic and active girl struggling to keep her own business and independence.
Zakhar Prilepin. Writer, journalist, screenwriter, winner of various prestigious literary awards. Zakhar’s former occupations are even more various: bodyguard, squad leader in Special Police Forces and soldier during the war in Chechnya in 1996 and 1999, Chief Editor of "Political News Agency – Nizhny Novgorod" and the CEO of "Novaya Gazeta" in Nizhny Novgorod.