A meeting with representatives of the “Last Frontier” initiative group at the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of Russia
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September 25, 2017 in the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a working meeting was held with the representatives of the initiative group of the film project “Last Frontier” about the feat of the cadets of the Podolsk artillery and infantry schools, at the cost of their lives barred by the Nazi tank columns the way to Moscow in October 1941.

Taking into account that the large-scale film about the young defenders of the capital is called upon to become a worthy contribution to the annals of the Great Patriotic War, the fight against the falsification of the role of the Soviet Union and the Red Army in the victory over fascism, the leadership of the Russian Defense Ministry supported this idea.

The main shooting of the film, the work on which the VoenFilm studio headed by Igor Ugolnikov started, will be held in October 2018 at the fighting sites in the village of Ilinskoye in the Kaluga region and at the site of the deployment of the Podolsk military colleges. This film studio is famous for its films “Brest Fortress” and “Battalion”.

As you know, on the territory of the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation there are buildings in which the Podolsk Artillery School was located, and documents showing the valor and self-sacrifice of the teaching and cadet staff of both schools are currently stored.

In order to maximize historical authenticity for the script study of the future film and detailed study of documentary evidence of facts, the Central Archive prepared and handed over to the initiative group of the project copies of historical materials containing information on the participation of Podolsk cadets in the battles near Maloyaroslavets at the Ilyinsky boundary in October 1941.

After discussing the main issues related to the use of archival documents in the writing of the script, the head of the Central Archive of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Permyakov, showed to the representatives of the people’s project headed by Igor Ugolnikov the building where the administration of the Podolsky artillery school was located in 1941 and the corps in which the barracks for cadets were located.

The casting for the movie about Podolsk cadets is open
A large-scale military-historical holiday “Red Junkers” was held in the Ilyinskoe village
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