Telling the unofficial, but true, Soviet story

Russians are infuriated by a Latvian film which reveals the extent of Nazi and Soviet collaboration.

Being burnt in effigy on the streets of Moscow by nationalist hoodlums must count as a kind of Oscar if you are a Latvian film-maker whose aim is to expose modern Russia’s blind spot for the criminal history of the Soviet Union. The ire of Young Russia’s protest outside the Latvian embassy this week was directed at Edvins Snore, whose film ‘Soviet Story’ is the most powerful antidote yet to the sanitisation of the past. 

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