Девяностые: Выборы 1996 г. / Yeltsin. The Ultimate Battle
documentary series, 3 episodes, 39 min each
Director – Dilia Alishina, Georgy Molodtsov
Executive Producers – Danila Sharapov, Dmitry Livtinov, Sergey Minaev
Producers – Georgy Molodtsov, Anastasiya Belksaya
Photography – Vladimir Shiyan, Igor Petrov, Aleksandr Matukhno, Yaroslav Golovkin
Music composer – Aleksey Chintsov, Mark Novitsky
Production and distribution – Line Up Studio
Presidential Elections of 1996 were one of the most competitive and unpredictable in Russian history. Boris Yeltsin, ruling president, who was a key to the collapse of Soviet Union, half a year before the elections had a rating of 3 points vs his rival from Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov with 26 points.
To prevent the return of the communists to power, Yeltsin decides to nominate himself.
The majority of media, the best political strategists and oligarchs are working on Yeltsin's image and his tour of the country. The elections 1996 end with the victory of the ruling president Boris Yeltsin and leave behind many ethical and professional issues.