The Soviet Story

The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet terror and Soviet-German collaboration before 1941, written and directed by Edvins Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.

The Soviet Story features interviews with western and Russian historians such as Norman Davies and Boris Sokolov, Russian writer Viktor Suvorov, Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, members of the European Parliament as well as the participants and victims of Soviet terror.

The film argues that there were close philosophical, political and organizational connections between the Nazi and Soviet systems before and during the early stages of World War II. The film also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern-day Europe.

The Soviet Story was filmed over two years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK, and Belgium. The director, Edvins Šnore, collected material for the documentary over a period of more than ten years. The film has attracted praise and criticism from historians and commentators.

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