- 26 min.
About the Yalta Conference, the meeting of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill, which took place in February 1945 and determined the fate of the post-war world, mountains of books have been written and many films have been shot. It would seem that these events have long been known. But only relatively recently, thanks to the research of the famous Russian historian William Pokhlebkin, we became aware of the details of the grandiose "culinary" action, a series of banquets that accompanied the negotiations of the allies in the devastated Crimea that war winter. For obvious reasons, these feasts could not fall into the field of view of the then newsreels. But miraculously preserved materials give us the opportunity to feel their scale and specific atmosphere. No one claims that the materials are documentary.