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PILOTING A BALLON IN RUSSIA

1989
color
19'45"
Russian

 

Script A.Balayan, B.Suvorov
Director A.Balabanov

 

 

A country town Nerekhta in Russia celebrates its 775th anniversary. The origin of the holiday is a legend about a local craftsman Krikutny who was the first in the world to fly in a balloon in 1731. Did the balloonist Krikutny really exist or this story was just thought out by a provincial clerk Sulukadze? Whom shall we trust? An official deed on the first ballooning or the historians who disprove the reality of this event?