The first conqueror of the Caucasus Gen. Ermoloff said: "The Caucasus — is a tremendous fortress defended by a garrison half a million. Sturm will cost not cheap. "He was right … Creator script, director and presenter of the picture Boris Sobolev sure that this issue is currently of interest to all: — The War of 1812 in the history books will tell the very carefully, but about Chechen war, which lasted almost 50 years, paid almost a couple of paragraphs. Meanwhile, in the final conquest of Chechnya took part 270 thousand people. This is twice more, than beat in the battle of Borodino, twice more Russian groups in Afghanistan and 5 times more today's federal group in Chechnya. And who knows what in the war with the mountaineers only generals killed 13 people? I became interested in the topic when I read diaries Yermolov. Then he worked for 8 months in the archives and only then in the last year published my book, on the basis of which filmed a movie. I tried to analyze Yermolovskoye Chechen campaign through modern war and realized that our homeland during the second time came on the same rake. Feature film I'd led a "patchwork quilt": my stories, pictures from movies, today's Chronicle of the Chechen campaign, specially shot scenes play … By the way, the whole art piece we filmed in Chechnya and Georgia. Believe me, the picture has nothing to do with tedious historical lectures. Anyway, my friends and management, who have beheld the movie, convinced that four hours for their proparhali unnoticed.
Chechnya, Afghanistan and other regions of the Caucasus