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Russian Democratic Society is a community of Russian immigrants in the UK. We unite like-minded individuals, groups and organisations in shaping a democratic future for Russia. We empower people to push ideas forward by facilitating horizontal connections for all.

 As Russia descends into chaos, we strive to build a coalition of ordinary people ready to collaborate and contribute to Russia's social, economic, and political future. Our call to action is to lead Russia to a legitimate system of democratic governance. This is our constitutional right.


Fri, Oct 07



Andrey Loshak - Broken Ties Film Screening

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Helping to Leave – a charity supporting evacuation of the Ukrainians from the war zone. Minimal donation £5, larger donations are encouraged With English subtitles.

Andrey Loshak - Broken Ties Film Screening
Andrey Loshak - Broken Ties Film Screening

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2022, 7:00 PM

London, 82 Saint Marychurch St, London SE16 4HZ, Великобритания

About the event

In memory of Anna Politkovskaya

The war in Ukraine not only affected Ukrainians. It also arrived in many Russian families. The whole society is split in two camps: the protesters against and the supporters of “the special military operation”. There is no neutrality anymore. And “mutual understanding” isn’t possible. Every Russian citizen has someone amongst their family and friends with whom after the 24th of February they can no longer converse, or at least have to minimise all contact. Parents break up with children, wives with husbands, sisters with their brothers... No arguments seem to work as people believe the propagandists on TV easier that their own loved ones. 

Andrey Loshak’s documentary Broken Ties is about the families that were broken by the war in Ukraine. Seven pairs of people, the closest to each other, give their separate accounts of the breakup. Andrey is asking them the same questions, but separately. The filmmaking started at the beginning of the war and during the process none of the participants changed their mind. 

This film is not so much an attempt of a dialogue, but a sad testimony of the impossibility of one. An uncompromised diagnosis to the sick society, where propaganda is stronger than the ties between the loved ones. 

Andrey Loshak is a Russian TV journalist and filmmaker who considers himself, first and foremost, a reporter. Winner of a TEFI, a prestigious Russian media award, for his television reporting, Loshak has worked for Russia’s national networks NTV and STS. He is the creator of Current Time's 2019 mini-series InterNYET: A History Of The Russian Internet. Loshak was forced to leave Russia after the 24th February 2022.



Presented by TVOR – Russians Against the War in partnership with the Russian Democratic Society

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