Vasenin gets UNESCO recommendations

February 1, 2016. It has been suggested that Vasenin, a documentary sponsored by Russian Copper Company, should be part of UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and placed on the World Heritage List, the film sponsor reports.

The motion picture, created by a young film crew from the Urals, centers on Nikolai Vasenin, a veteran of both world wars and an honorary citizen of Berezovsky, Sverdlovsk Region. The film premiered in 2015, around the V-Day 70th anniversary, and received both the cinematic community and the viewers’ acclaim. Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov, the TV presenters Vladimir Pozner and Ivan Urgant, the actor Evgeniy Mironov, and other representatives of the political and artistic communities supported the project.

Russian Copper Company acted as the general sponsor for the project, so it was agreed with the film makers that Vasenin would be shown in cities and towns where the company’s member enterprises are located: in Karabash, Tominsky, Varna, and Kyshtym. This was part of a large-scale patriotic education campaign the company launched in celebration of Victory Day.

Vasenin was presented at a number of international film festivals, including the 3d Russian Film Festival in Nice, France, and an international festival in Orlando, USA. It has been suggested that it should be part of the Memory of the World Programme, a project to protect and globally promote the world documentary heritage. There are currently 49 documentaries on UNESCO World Heritage List, and not a single Russian film has made it there so far.


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