Bison Hunting

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The second film from the "Bison Trilogy" - "Bison Hunt" tells about the life and work of a biologist, geneticist, one of the founders of population and radiation genetics N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky. The author of the film, director E.S. Sakanyan, setting himself the task of rehabilitating the scientist, in the course of the film conducts a detailed investigation of all the circumstances associated with the activities of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky in Nazi Germany, and exposes the slander that fell upon the scientist in the post-war years. Participants of the discussion developed in the studio express different opinions about the scientific activity of Timofeev-Resovsky and the scale of his personality: a literary critic, the author of a critical article about the novel by D. Granin "Bison" V. Bondarenko and colleagues, students of N. V. Timofeev-Resovsky. Soviet, German and American scientists take part in the film. First part. Bison runs through the forest (negative, b / w, rapid). A German historian and a young woman in the park are discussing a film about Nikolai Timofeev-Resovsky (synchronously in German). Cover of the book "Essay on the Doctrine of Population", one of the authors of which is N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky. A colleague of NV Timofeev-Resovsky talks about his scientific activities, reads the favorite poem of NV Timofeev-Resovsky poet GR Derzhavin - "The river of times in its striving ..." (synchronously). NV Timofeev-Resovsky on the deck of the ship and near the house with his wife (b / w, amateur film). The cover of the book of the novel by DA Granin "Bison", dedicated to NV Timofeev-Resovsky. Negative response of the USSR Chief Military Prosecutor's Office to the statement of the employees of the Tsentrnauchfilm studio and a group of researchers on the issue of the rehabilitation of NV Timofeev-Resovsky Entrance to the building of the Supreme Court of the USSR. The house where the family of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky lived in Moscow. Burnt walls and window frames after a fire in the Timofeev-Resovskys' apartment. The building of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of the USSR. Film director E.S. Sakanyan enters the building of the military prosecutor's office. E.S.Sakanyan talks about the progress of the case for the rehabilitation of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky (behind the scenes). Bison in the winter forest. Academician G.A. Zedgenidze talks about the circumstances associated with the beginning of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky's work at the Institute of Medical Radiology as head of the laboratory of radiobiology in 1956 (synchronously). Portraits of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky. Photo of V.N. Timofeev-Resovsky with his wife. A group of employees of the laboratory of radiobiology of the Institute of Medical Radiology enter the laboratory. An employee of the laboratory talks about the portraits hanging on the wall in the laboratory of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky. (Synchronously). NV Timofeev-Resovsky talks about the importance of educational activities (synchronously, behind the scenes). Electric train travel along the railway platform. Residential four-storey buildings in Obninsk. Photos of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, in which he was captured during a festive demonstration. Cover of the magazine "Ogonyok" dated March 14, 1968 with a photographic portrait of NV Timofeev-Resovsky. The second part of. Fragment of a discussion with the participation of genetic scientists and literary critic V. Bondarenko - the author of a critical article about D. Granin's novel "Bison" in the magazine "Moskva" # 12 for 1987. Text of a critical article by V. Bondarenko in the magazine "Moscow". NV Timofeev-Ressovsky gives a lecture in the audience, in which he criticizes Eugenics (b / w, amateur film, synchronously and off-screen). Newsreel footage (1950s): a film about the experiment of biologist DK Belyaev on fox domestication, during which the scientist carried out selection based on animal behavior; interview with D.K. Belyaev (synchronously). Academician G.A. Zedgenidze talks about the dismissal of NV Timofeev-Resovsky from the institute on a false denunciation in 1968 (synchronously). NV Timofeev-Resovsky is dancing with a girl in a room (b / w amateur c / s). Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the USSR Armed Forces on Ecology A. V. Yablokov talks about the slander around the scientific activities of Timofeev-Resovsky (synchronously). NV Timofeev-Ressovsky is dancing with a girl in the room, talking with friends, among whom is AV Yablokov (b / w, amateur film). Colleagues NV Timofeev-Ressovsky talk about the changes in the scientific activities of the laboratory of radiobiology after the departure of NV Timofeev-Ressovsky (synchronously). The film's director E.S. Sakanyan interviews N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, in which he talks about evolution (synchronously). Fragment of a discussion with the participation of geneticists and literary critic V. Bondarenko. In the course of the polemic, NV Timofeev-Ressovsky's colleague accuses the author of the article, V. Bondarenko, of a political denunciation of NV Timofeev-Ressovsky and demands a public apology (synchronously). The third part. Continuation of the discussion with the participation of genetic scientists and literary critic V. Bondarenko (synchronously). During the polemic, the participants discussed the conflict between geneticists and representatives of the "school" TD Lysenko. Cover of the book "A Brief Sketch of the Theory of Evolution" (authors NV Timofeev-Resovsky, NN Vorontsov, AV Yablokov). Newsreel footage (1950-1960s): Academician T.D. Lysenko in the office, T.D. Lysenko in the meeting room. Genetic congress, October 1987. Participants of the congress in the meeting room. The speaker on the podium says that "the modern staff of the All-Union Agricultural Academy condemned and rejected everything connected with Lysenkoism" (synchronously). Participants of the congress in the lobby give an interview to the film director E.S. Sakanyan, in which they talk about the scale of Timofeev-Resovsky's personality, about his scientific activities, about the fact that they do not believe any rumors (synchronously). Photojournalists in the lobby. Academician N.P. Dubinin puts his signature under the Appeal for the rehabilitation of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky. E.S.Sakanyan interviews N.P.Dubinin, in which he says, referring to the book "Viral Wing", that V.N. Timofeev-Resovsky, working in Germany during the war years, may have collaborated with the Ministry of War (synchronously) ... NV Timofeev-Resovsky in the foyer during a break between sessions. Continuation of the discussion with the participation of genetic scientists and literary critic V. Bondarenko (synchronously). Participants are watching a video of an interview with N.P. Dubinin (synchronously). The director of the Institute of Medical Genetics V.I. Ivanov takes part in the discussion. An interview with geneticist N.A. Lyapunova, in which she criticizes N.P. Dubinin. A film story about Academician N.P. Dubinin: Academician N.P. Dubinin in the laboratory (1960), V.I. Lenin in the car: a boy is standing next to N.P. Dubinin (May 1, 1919). Photo, which captures the mother of N.P. Dubinin, N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, N.P. Dubinin during the arrival of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky in 1956 after imprisonment. NV Timofeev-Resovsky dances with a girl (amateur film director (1950-160s). Director of the Institute of Medical Genetics VI Ivanov in the laboratory shows the book by D. Irving "Viral Wing" and comments on this the source cited by the prosecutors N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, proving that there is nothing there, which indicates that N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky collaborated with Nazi Germany (synchronously). Critic V. Bondarenko says that that after his publication he received a lot of responses, in particular, Professor Sereda, laureate of the State Prize, also casts doubt on the activities of N.V. Timofeev-Ressovsky in Germany during the war years (synchronously with video). comments on the statements of Bondarenko, claiming that he did not write anything, but at the lecture said that when conducting experiments to study the effect of radium on the body, people were injected with radium above the permissible norm, suggesting that these experiments were carried out on prisoners of war (synchronously). Sereda made these conclusions. After reading the article by N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, published before the war Newsreel footage (1942-1945): a column of Soviet prisoners of war. Fourth part. Bison in a snowy forest. Newsreel footage: [Soviet and German commanders receive a parade in Brest-Litovsk (1939)], German soldiers at the railway station are pulling hoses to the tanks. East Germany, Berlin. The electric train is moving across the bridge. Plaque with the inscription: "Berlin-Buch". Professor Jung, who was an expert at the Nuremberg trial on the sterilization of the Slavic population, talks at home with Timofeev-Ressovsky's son, Andrei Nikolaevich. In the course of the conversation, answering Andrei Nikolaevich's question about the possible involvement of his father in those who conducted experiments on people, Jung says that having studied all the documents, he did not find a single one about the Kaiser Institute, in which Timofeev-Resovsky worked, and even more so nothing about his father's involvement (synchronously in German). Interview with Academician Rompe, who worked with Timofeev-Resovsky until the end of the war. Rompe says that Timofeev-Resovsky was a believer and his research has nothing to do with racism in Germany (synchronously in German). Newsreels (1930-1940s): Hitler Youth raise the flag on the line, Hitler Youth in the field pick potatoes; A. Hitler talks with Hitler Youth; G. Himmler at the parade; a crowd of mentally ill people enters the [gas chamber]. Interview with the German geneticist prof. B. Hill, in which he says that in all his studies related to the crimes of science under Nazism, the name of Mr. Timofeev-Resovsky has never been encountered (synchronously, in German, with a video). The building of the Brain Institute in Berlin-Buch, where since 1937 N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky headed the department of genetics. Newsreels (1930-1940): mentally ill people and nurses in the park. Director E. Sakanyan talks about the activities of the Brain Institute (behind the scenes). Building of the city committee of the CPSU in Obninsk. The film's director E. Sakanyan tells about the persecution of the freedom-loving scientific community in Obninsk in the 1960s. (behind the scenes). The grave of the physicist, author of the book "Physicists are joking" V. Pavlinchuk at the cemetery in Obninsk. The inscription on the monument: “V. Pavlinchuk. 1937-1965 ". N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky and A.I.Solzhenitsyn (photo). Fifth part. A group of people around the fire listening to a recording of a lecture by NV Timofeev-Resovsky, in which he talks about Marxism, about NS Khrushchev. The wife of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky (photo). A letter from the wife of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, in which she writes about her husband's departure from the institute. Photo of the eldest son of the Timofeevs-Resovskys. The motor ship sails along the river. A fragment of the discussion of geneticists and literary critic V. Bondarenko, during which Bondarenko says that it is necessary to answer the question whether N. V. Timofeev-Resovsky is a collaborator (synchronously). NV Timofeev-Resovsky talks about the biophysical approach to the analysis of biological phenomena (synchronously, b / w). The director of the film E. Sakanyan says that all articles and documents of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky during the investigation were transferred to experts - Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences E.L. Feinberg and Doctor of Medical Sciences S.M. Yarmolnik (behind the scenes ). Experts talk about the scientific activities of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky (synchronously). An employee of the department of radioisotope diagnostics A.P. Biryukov in the laboratory talks about the Timofeev-Resovsky method of labeled atoms of radioactive indicators for various purposes of biology and medicine and the significance of this method (synchronously). Director of the Institute of Medical Genetics V.I. Ivanov gives an interview in which he says that the one who was the first to assert about the experiments on humans is a slanderer or an ignorant and shameless person (synchronously). NV Timofeev-Resovsky dancing with a girl in a room (amateur film director). The cover of the magazine "Our Contemporary" No. 1 for 1989, in which the article "On the Historical Truth" of Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Head of the Department of the Institute of Atomic Energy GA Sereda was published. In the article, he writes that, according to his calculations, when determining the blood flow rate in 1941, the doses of radium exceeded the mortality threshold several times, the Building of the Institute of Atomic Energy. Students leave the building of the institute. GA Sereda at home gives an interview to the director of the film E. Sakanyan (synchronously). Sixth part. Bison walks through a snowy forest. Plaque of Honor for the winners of socialist competition on the square of Obninsk. N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky and writer A.I.Solzhenitsyn on the balcony of the house (photo). Scientists N.G. Kartushin and N.G.Shishkanov, who checked the calculations of G.A. Sereda, say that in the calculations of G.A. Sereda they found an error - an excess of the radium dose by 30 times (synchronously). Interview Professor of the University of Boston (USA) D. Paul, engaged in the history of genetics, in particular, she studied documents from various archives in Germany in order to identify documents about the scientific activities of N.V. Timofeev-Ressovsky in Nazi Germany (sync. In English. ). In an interview, she says that she has no evidence that Timofeev-Ressovsky was involved in any research related to uranium projects or chemical weapons. The building of the editorial office of the magazine "Our Contemporary". A plate with the inscription: "Our Contemporary". The building of the house of the Timofeev-Resovsky family in Moscow. Continuation of the interview with D. Paul, in which she says that she is familiar with many people who spoke about the scale of the personality of N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky, that he dominated his personality in any company (synchronously in English. .). In addition, D.Poll says that shortly before the release of D. Granin's novel "Bison", a book about N.V. Timofeev-Ressovsky, written by E. Welt (ELLY WELT), was published in the USA. The text of E. Welt's letter, in which she writes that N.V. Timofeev-Resovsky saved her husband P. Welt and many other Jews in Nazi Germany. P. Welt and N. V. Timofeev-Resovsky (photo). Bison in the aviary behind bars. The zoologist talks about the bison (synchronously).
E. Sakanyan
Film ID
, the second world war
, childrens fascist organizations
, genetics
, printing
, germany
, socialist competition
, animal world
, cities
, railway transport
, biology
, zoology
Number of Parts
R. Voronov, S. Moskalev, M. Aleksanyan
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