Back In The Soviet Bloc

Back In The Soviet Bloc (2013)

Upon discovering her Soviet background, Julia Nalivaiko's friends often ask, "What's it like over there?". To answer, she travelled to Russia and Ukraine with Australian filmmaker Stuart McBratney, in an attempt to better understand the country she left as a child. Filmed in 2011, well before Euromaidan and the resulting Ukrainian crisis, the series explores the effects of the Soviet Union and its subsequent collapse on Ukraine and Russia. It offers a unique and personal glimpse into the daily life of its people and sheds light on the complex relationship between the two countries.

Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko

Series, 2013, Documentary, Society & Culture, Travel


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Back In The Soviet Bloc - TV Showtimes

Friday, February 22

3:30pm

Back In The Soviet Bloc ‘Capitalism, Celebrities And Dachas’

SBS

Back In The Soviet Bloc

'Capitalism, Celebrities And Dachas'

SBS, 3:30pm, Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 35 minutes

REPEAT

Julia explores the challenges of doing business in post-Soviet Moscow and visits Russia's weekend retreat - the dacha. Julia is now in Russia's capital, a megalopolis of 12 million people. She attends a party for Grazia magazine, a glamorous event filled with celebrities.

Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko

Series, 2013, Australia, English, Documentary, Travel, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 2


Back In The Soviet Bloc ‘Capitalism, Celebrities And Dachas’

SBS HD

Back In The Soviet Bloc

'Capitalism, Celebrities And Dachas'

SBS HD, 3:30pm, Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 35 minutes

REPEAT

Julia explores the challenges of doing business in post-Soviet Moscow and visits Russia's weekend retreat - the dacha. Julia is now in Russia's capital, a megalopolis of 12 million people. She attends a party for Grazia magazine, a glamorous event filled with celebrities.

Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko

Series, 2013, Australia, English, Documentary, Travel, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 2


Saturday, February 23

5:35pm

Back In The Soviet Bloc ‘Independence, Revolution And Eurovision’

SBS VICELAND

Back In The Soviet Bloc

'Independence, Revolution And Eurovision'

SBS VICELAND, 5:35pm, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 30 minutes

Julia learns about the Orange Revolution and the ongoing social issues in Ukraine. Julia returns to the city of her birth, Kyiv. She begins her homecoming by touring its picturesque streets and markets with her tour guide Valentina.

Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko

Series, 2013, Australia, English, Documentary, Travel, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 3


Back In The Soviet Bloc ‘Independence, Revolution And Eurovision’

SBS VICELAND HD

Back In The Soviet Bloc

'Independence, Revolution And Eurovision'

SBS VICELAND HD, 5:35pm, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, 30 minutes

Julia learns about the Orange Revolution and the ongoing social issues in Ukraine. Julia returns to the city of her birth, Kyiv. She begins her homecoming by touring its picturesque streets and markets with her tour guide Valentina.

Directed by Stuart McBratney. Julia Nalivaiko

Series, 2013, Australia, English, Documentary, Travel, Society & Culture, Season 1 Episode 3


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