This film also includes footage of NYPD officers from East Village 9th precinct, a police funeral for two detectives murdered by a transported prisoner who killed them with gun he got from unsecure police locker, and officer Michael Fandal aka Ernest Desire the Clown entertaining on Harlem streets. He is featured in Ripkeys Believe it or Nita's the op who's a clown. Based on an appearance in Soap opera Another World, Fandal joined SAg
Excellent and harrowing view of the twilight of the USSR
This title was referenced in an article by Peter Hitchens about the end of the ColdWar. The film contains shocking scenes of crime scenes and police procedures in the USSR while comparing these with scenes from the United States and interviews with police in New York. There is a very emotional contrast between a police funeral in the US and in Russia, as well as footage of abandoned soviet work camps,crumbling apartment complexes,and the contrast between the well provisioned stores for Party members and the haggard and frenzied crowds attempting to buy basic provisions at local stores open to the public. The dialog is not subtitled but an English speaker can follow along and receive an unforgettable glimpse into the world of the USSR just as it transitions to glasnost and the Yeltsin era. If you are interested in Russian history don't miss it.
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