Mother Frosyas Tales About the Diveevsky Monastery

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The film introduces the last Diveyevo nun - Matushka Margarita, who tells about the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery before the revolution, about the devastation and plundering of the monastery in the first years of Soviet power, about the fate of the nuns of the monastery after its closure. The film uses documentaries of the State Archive of Film and Photo Documents, documents and photographs of the State Archive of the Gorky Region, photographs from the private collection of M.A. Blinov. 1st part. Memories of Matushka Frosya about her first visit on May 5, 1915 to the Seraphim-Diveevsky Monastery, about its beauty and purity in those years (synchronously). Views of the monastery (photo, before 1917). Nuns on the territory of the monastery (photo). The village of Diveevo during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution: on the building there are banners with the inscriptions: "Long live the 70th anniversary of the Great October Revolution!", Long live the Leninist policy of the CPSU! " area around a dilapidated church building; a signboard of the Diveyevo District Committee of the CPSU; a two-story residential building; a group of local residents with children at a bus stop, including a man with an accordion. Memories of Mother Frosya about the devastation and plundering of the monastery in 1918 (synchronously). : men take the bags out of the room, a group of mannins on the territory of the monastery, a man speaks in front of the nuns, the faces of drunk men, etc. Part 2. Documents on labor mobilization, reregistration of nuns (photo). Newsreel footage of the 1920s: anti-religious demonstration; demonstrators hold a makeshift poster with the inscription: "Let's intensify the fight against priest's dope," a man signed pours a chapter on a village church; the head of the church falls, breaks on the ground, the autopsy of the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1919); description of church utensils; people take icons out of the church; a poster calling on female workers and collective farmers to sign up for a loan of the second five-year plan; collective farmers sign documents; a military brass band is playing, etc. Women from the village of Diveeva on the street talk about the lack of food (synchronously). A woman carries loaves of bread in a net. Memories of Matushka Frosya about the arrests of nuns (synchronously). 3rd part. Newsreel footage of the 1930s: three men on the podium are smoking; a column of demonstrators with banners; on one of the banners the inscription - "Long live our Lazar Moiseevich ..."; locomotive of a steam locomotive; the inscription on the locomotive: "Forward to new victories"; a railway worker speaks at a rally (synchronously). Memories of Mother Frosya about how the nuns were taken to the GULAG (synchronously). Newsreel footage of the 1930s: icons are burning at the stake; freight train on the way; railway (with traffic). The nuns are singing psalms in the dilapidated church of the monastery (synchronously).
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Film ID
rural settlements
, the relationship between the state
, christianity
, religion church
, villages
, sculpture
, general economic policy issues
, cities
, railway transport
, kpss
, state and public holidays
Number of Parts
It's Kokusev
Other Creators
author - G. Shevkunov, S. Baranov
Release Date
Has Sound

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