Boris Karadzhev

was born in Perm. He graduated from Perm State University and VGIK. For many years he collaborated with various film studios and TV companies, took part in the creation of over 60 films. Between 2001-2006, he was the editor-in-chief of Russian Central Studio of Documentary Films (RCSDF). Since 2002, he is a teacher at the documentary film directing class at VGIK.


(selected filmography) The Starling, 2001; Maya Plisetskaya, 2003; Let There Be Light!, 2003; By The Walls Of Moscow, 2004; The Banks of Rein, 2005; Unnatural Selection, 2006; Contemporaries, 2007; Evacuation Romance, 2011; Writer "P". A Trial of Identification, 2013; Through the Haze…, 2014; Ask Us to Tell It, 2015, "Dream Factory" for Comrade Stalin, 2017; Food Soviet-Way, 2017.

Menu of 1945 (6+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 26 min.
Director: Boris Karadzhev
Tons of books were written and films shot about the Yalta Conference – a meeting of Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill, held in February 1945 which determined the fate of the post-war world. It would seem that all these events have long been known. However, quite recently, thanks to the research of the famous Russian historian William Pokhlyobkin, details of the grandiose "culinary" action became available to us – a series of banquets that accompanied the negotiations of the Allies in that heavy, war winter in devastated Crimea. For understandable reasons, these feasts could not get into the field of view of the newsreel of the time, nevertheless the preserved documentary materials give us the opportunity to feel their scale and specific atmosphere...