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Young Russian compatriots made film about besieged Leningrad

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Young Russian compatriots made film about besieged Leningrad


08.04.2021

Photo credit: John Erickson / ru.wikipedia.org (Public domain)

The premiere of the Dmitry Zverintsev's Diary documentary took place the day before, on April 6, according to the website of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots. Its authors were the participants of the Young Planet children's television.

The documentary was filmed within the framework of the Diaries of besieged Leningrad project. Its initiators and organizers were immigrants from Russia living in African and Middle Eastern countries. The project was supported by the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Lebanon.

Dmitry Zverintsev's Diary remained unknown for a long time. It was preserved by the author's granddaughter Irina Mintser, who lives in Italy. A year ago, the manuscript was digitized, and excerpts from it were published.

A few months ago, young Russian compatriots decided to voice this historic document. The action, which was organized by the head of the coordinating council of compatriots in Lebanon Svetlana Safa, brought together almost 40 young compatriots who represented more than 10 countries. Together with the head of the Young Planet children's television Elena Chernika, the children read and lived every page, every day of Dmitry's diary. The film was edited in March.

The premiere took place online. Among the spectators were the descendants of the main character of the film, as well as students of the Russian Raduga school  from Italy. 

The film was just the beginning of the project. Lena Mukhina's Diary documentary is being prepared for airing.

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