Cinema in Military Leningrad
© Anastasiya V. Zotova
Cand. Sci. (National History), Assoc. Prof., Department of History and Regional Studies, Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications
Аbstract: The article based on documents of archives of St. Petersburg and Moscow studies the activity of movie theatres in Leningrad in 1941–1945. It shows the statistics of cinemas in the city and the dynamics of attending them by the audience. The author emphasize that the official tax on cinema didn’t give the significant income into the state budget. The article lists the most popular films, which were shown in blockaded Leningrad, such as «Chapaev», «Volga– Volga», «Jolly Fellows» (Veselyje rebjata), «Alexander Nevsky», «Foundling» (Podkidish), «Tractor-Drivers» (Traktoristy), «Swineherd Girl and the Shepherd» (Svinarka i pastukh) and etc. It’s noticed that the importance of the cinematograph during the war was grasped at the state level, and that was reflected in the number documents adopted by State Defense Committee.
Keywords: Great Patriotic War, Siege of Leningrad, cinema, Leningrad cinema theaters.
Funding: This article was prepared with the support of the grant by President of Russian Federation for state support of young russian scientists, Candidates of Sciences (agreement on February 16, 2015, № 14.W01.15.6540-MC).
Article information: Received on Mart 14, 2016, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2016 on April 15, 2016, published on April 29, 2015.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Zotova, A. V., Kino v voennom Leningrade (Cinema in Military Leningrad), Nasledie Vekov, 2016, no. 1, pp. 20-24. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016_1_Zotova.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.