April 21, 2020
TV premiere of an ICF-supported documentary
Russian television channel ‘Kultura’ will premiere a documentary about Russian-Japanese relations ‘On the Way to Trust: Russians in Japan’ on 25 April at 12.05 pm (Moscow time). Created with support from the International Chodiev Foundation last year, this film is a part of a series dedicated to the history of relations between the two countries. The documentary feature also tells about people who made their contribution to the strengthening of Russian-Japanese relations. Numerous unique historical facts that were previously unknown to the broad audiences are showcased for the first time in this film. The Japanese tattoo of Russian tzar Nicholas II, textile art genius Itchiku Kubota’s imprisonment in Siberia, the popularity of Russian chocolate ‘Morozoff’ in Japan, a Russian baseball player who grew up in Japan Victor Starukhin: viewers will find out about these and many other fascinating stories.
The documentary was shown at the XVII Asian-Pacific International Film Festival.
The script was written by Alexander Panov, Doctor of Political Sciences, Deputy Head of the Diplomacy Department at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Japan (1996-2003). The film was directed by Marina Kireeva and produced by Olga Monakhova, Head of the Representative Office, ICF Russia.
The first documentary from this series, ‘Multifaceted Japan’, is available on the ICF YouTube channel (please search for ‘Multifaceted Japan’ or ‘International Chodiev Foundation’ to watch it).