No more Russian heroes


Electing Russia sheds a depressing light on the opposition in Russia. Do they really represent a real change for the benefit of the people?

Holdsworth is a writer, journalist and filmmaker.
E-mail: holdsworth.nick@gmail.com
Published: January 2, 2019
Electing Russia
Director: Alexandr Rastorguyev
(Russia, Germany)

There are no heroes in Alexandr Rastorguyev's engaging 90 minute documentary. Electing Russia sheds light on the mistakes the Russian opposition made to Vladimir Putin's corrupt state, which created little other than headlines in the West, and victims of police violence and arrests at home.

Rastorguyev has a rare talent for critical political documentary. He is both an opposition activist who has been arrested and beaten by the police during his work, and a cool and sharp-eyed observer. IN Electing Russia combines brilliant photography, often even in the midst of violent events, with a clear eye for beautifully framed and narrative…

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