Inside Rural Russia: When Military and Patriotism Are Your Life | ENDEVR Documentary
Inside Rural Russia: When Military and Patriotism Are Your Life | Town of Glory | ENDEVR Documentary
A heroic Soviet past and a destitute post-industrial present make the provincial town of Yenya susceptible to the Kremlin’s aggressive anti-Western propaganda leading to the militarization of society from kindergarten to pension age. With few exceptions, Yelnyans raise their children to become good patriots. They don’t mind the eerie, all-encompassing militarization of society.
Filmed over the course of three years, this film introduces Western viewers to the small and prototypical provincial Russian town of Yelnya where people admire Vladimir Putin for making Russia great again. Yelnya has remained economically marginalized ever since the Soviet Union collapsed. But people have regained pride. They believe that President Putin is bringing back glory and power to the Russian nation. Not many object to the constant propaganda claims that fascism is threatening once again from the US and Europe and that Russia must stand ready to defend itself.
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