I didn't make any further research on the film which is a fictionalized account of the last years (1917, 1918) in the life of the Petersburg biologist Kliment Timiryazev, called Polezhaev in the film and played by Cher...展开kassov. The propaganda elements are in place: In awe, everybody listens when Comrade Lenin is on the phone, or when his letter is being read. The finale is the obligatory heroic speach, choruses, then presumably death and configuration into a statue. But I liked the script, full of human touches, the Petersburg academic world being disrupted by the revolution, desolation and starvation in the streets, the heroic sailors of the Baltic fleet, the colour red and its impact in nature and politics. Enjoy this little known classic.