Is Russian war movie the whole story?
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Panfilov's 28 Men: Is Russian war movie the whole story?

A new film has gone on release in Russia retelling one of the best-known stories of Soviet heroism in World War Two.

Declassified documents have already revealed that the tale of the 28 Guardsmen of General Panfilov was heavily embellished for propaganda.

But 75 years on, Russia’s culture minister has described anyone who questions the story as "scum",

  • 24 Nov 2016
  • From the section Europe
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