Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Комиссар ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Russian and held by 241 libraries worldwide
A dedicated soldier of the newly-formed Soviet army becomes pregnant has to make a choice between becoming a mother and the needs of the Revolution. Set against the Russian Civil War, Klavdia Vavilova has a reputation in her unit as a selfless fighter, but her unexpected situation not only forces her to temporarily leave her comrades, her commanders have placed her in the household of a family of Ukrainian Jews. As the humanity and suffering of those living outside the party apparatus becomes apparent, Vavilova's emotions grow increasingly conflicted. Her tenuous situation turns dire when her unit returns for her and she is confronted with a final chance to show her loyalty to the cause.
Anna Karenina ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Russian and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"In pre-revolutionary Moscow, Anna (The Cranes Are Flying's Cannes award-winning Tatiana Samoilova), a beautiful young aristocrat, languishes in a loveless marriage to Karenin, a powerful politician and highly visible public figure. When her brother Stiva invites scandal in an impetuous affair with his children's governess, Anna sympathizes with Stiva's faithful wife Dolly. But when Anna's head is turned by the dashing Count Vronsky (Vasili Lanovoy), she finds herself risking her marriage, her family, and her husband's career in pursuit of a romance as self-destructive as it is passionate. The suffocating hypocritical social order that imprisoned Anna in her marriage won't permit her to leave it without paying a tragic price"--Container.
Война и мир ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Russian and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Napoleon's army advances through Europe, and the high society of St. Petersburg discusses philosophical matters: What sets history in motion? The ambition of an emperor, the hastiness of a tsar, or the talent of a military commander? The destiny of Russia is inseparable from that of Andrei Bolkonsky, Pierre Bezukhov, and Natasha Rostova.
Белое солнце пустыни White sun of the desert ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A recently discharged soldier makes his way across the desert, seeking only to get to his native village. He happens to be in the area usually occupied by a bandit and his gang. The bandit has left, abandoning all the women connected with the gang, and it falls to the soldier to help them get to safety.
Stalker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in Russian and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A troubled man leads a writer and a scientist into "The Zone", a mysterious area where the normal laws of physics no longer apply. All three journey towards "The Room", which supposedly has the power to fulfill the innermost wishes of anyone who enters therein.
Tikhiĭ Don ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 145 libraries worldwide
A Don Cossack warrior falls in love with the wife of a fellow soldier. Set in Russia's Don River Valley during World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution.
Brat Brother ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Soon after being discharged from the Army, Danila runs afoul of the authorities. He goes to live with his brother, a gangster, in the free-wheeling city of Leningrad. Soon Danila is immersed in the city's organized crime scene.
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 119 libraries worldwide
An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against the gang of smugglers.
Repentance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Georgian and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Explores the tragedy of the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union as paralleled in a provincial Georgian town. Varlam Aravidze, the former mayor of the town, has died. At his funeral he is mourned ostentatiously by his son Avel, his grandson Tornike and all the townspeople. One woman, however, refuses to let the dictator rest in peace. Night after night, Ketevan Barateli exhumes the body and leaves it in the Aravidze family garden. Her parents were imprisoned and murdered by Varlam and she uses her trial to force the family and the townspeople to confront and acknowledge the horrors of his regime.
Ирония судьбы, или, С лёгким паром ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Adventures of a young Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve.
Чеховские мотивы ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 107 libraries worldwide
A young student must ask for money from his tight-fisted father; an opera tenor gets married in a church, but there is one unexpected guest--his previous lover, who has recently committed suicide.
Neokonchennai︠a︡ p'esa dli︠a︡ mekhanicheskogo pianino Unfinished piece for the player piano ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. A village teacher, undergoing an emotional crisis and believing his life has had no purpose, torments both himself and his young wife. A doctor hates his patients and his work. Guests staying with a general's wife are talking about the pleasures of a simple village life, not really believing what they are saying.
Осенний марафон Autumn marathon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Russian and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A mild-mannered college professor finds his life made difficult by hounding students, a nagging wife, a demanding mistress, and a neighbor who insists the professor jog with him each morning at dawn.
A zori zdesʹ tikhie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Russian and held by 98 libraries worldwide
"This dramatic story of women in the war has won numerous international prizes and awards. The action takes place during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Russian Karelia, the autumn of 1941. Five anti-aircraft gunner girls, who are mostly under twenty years old, and their commander, Sergeant Vaskov, discover that a German subversive detachment has landed in this, still far-removed from the front line, locale. The information must be delivered to the headquarters. However, the saboteurs have broken communications, cutting off the small group from their own people and leaving them no hope of getting any help. The enemy endeavors to further penetrate into the rear of the Soviet army on a mission to destroy a number of essential facilities. Vaskov and the five girls accept battle, being outnumbered by sixteen Fascists, armed to the teeth."--http://www.ruscico.com/eng/films/3.
Viĭ ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Crime and punishment ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in Russian and held by 94 libraries worldwide
A stunning and emotionally charged adaptation of the classic novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, chronicling the travails of a young man in turn-of-the-century Russia.
Жестокий романс ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"The beautiful Larissa Ogudalova, daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a small town on the Volga, is madly in love with Sergei Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates the girl's feelings as long as it suits his purposes. Paratov keeps secret his engagement to another girl and just passes time with Larissa. At the climactic moment, when the girl is expecting him to explain himself, he leaves town to go inspect his estate. At the same time, Larissa is being proposed to by Karandyshev, whom she despises"--Container.
At home among strangers, a stranger among his own ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Russian and held by 94 libraries worldwide
An unenviable lot fell to the Red Army soldier Shilov: he is suspected of stealing gold. In the hungry 1920s, the young Soviet Republic's government searches for gold all over the country, to buy for it bread from abroad. And now, the collected valuables disappeared from the armored and well-guarded train car on their way to Moscow. Shilov learns that the valuables have been stolen by bandits. To restore his good reputation, Shilov has to infiltrate the band. To find out where the stolen gold is kept, he must be at home among the strangers.
Холодное лето пятдесят треьтего Cold summer of 1953 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Among the many criminals freed from the Soviet gulags in 1953 are two political prisoners. While waiting for the arrival of a boat in a small village, they help defend its inhabitants from the marauding criminals.
Иван Васильевич меняет профессию [Ivan Vasilievich changes occupation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Russian and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Absent-minded inventor Shurik has built a time machine in his apartment. When it accidentally sends a thief and his apartment manager, a look-alike for Ivan the Terrible, to the tsar's palace during Ivan the Terrible's reign, and the Tsar finds himself in modern Moscow, complications arise and Shurik desperately tries to return things to normal.
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