ARTE FRANCE, ZADIG PRODUCTIONS
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
For 70 years, the Red Army was one of the foundations of the USSR, an instrument of fear as well as admiration, a symbol of liberation as well as coercion. This documentary explores its history, combining epic narrative and deconstruction of the myth.
While everyone knows that Trotsky's name is attached to his creation, most of its past is made up of military defeats and failures, contrary to the common idea.