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Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s Answer to “The Avengers”, Premieres Feb 23


Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Trailer: Panfilov’s 28 Men (Russia, 2016)


Set for release on Nov. 24, 2016, the Russian film Panfilov's 28 Men resurfaces a historically disputed story from WWII's Battle of Moscow.

Review: Leviathan (Russia, 2014)


After picking up a Golden Globe (Russia’s first since 1969) and garnering a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar last month, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s...

Review: The Return (Russia, 2003)


We here in the West oftentimes see Russia as a miserable place. It is the austere authoritarian other to our delightful democratic self, a home...


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