Dachas Video

Muscovites on Vacation
Description: Moscow dacha country, 1958. Muscovites on the beach, in their dachas, gathering mushrooms.
Newsreel footage.
Source: Russian State Film & Photo Archive at Krasnogorsk (2000)

Burnt by the Sun
Description: The Soviet Union, summer, 1936. Civil War hero Sergei Petrovich Kotov, with wife and daughter are a happy family relaxing at their country dacha. Their idyll is joined by Maroussia’s relatives, a large and eccentric family of Chekhovian aristocrats. The magic circle of the dacha will soon be broken by the reality of the Soviet power that Kotov helped to build.

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