A 16-part television series based on the trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. Set in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, it tells the story of Sasha Pankratov (Yevgeny Tsyganov), a student and loyal Komsomol member from the Arbat neighborhood of Moscow who is unfairly exiled to Siberia.
As his family and friends, including his love interest Varya Ivanova (Chulpan Khamatova), grapple with Sasha's sudden detention and departure, the series shows the growing fear and paranoia that gripped Moscow in the years before the murder of Sergey Kirov and the start of Stalin's Great Purge.
Director: Andrei Eshpai
Actors: Chulpan Khamatova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Evgeniya Simonova, Igor Gordin, Maksim Sukhanov, Roman Madyanov, Vadim Andreev, Valeriy Afanasev, Vladimir Simonov, Zoya Kaydanovskaya