Three Poplars in Plyushchikha
Three Poplars in Plyushchikha is a 1968 romantic drama feature film directed by Tatyana Lioznova based on the story by Alexander Borschagovsky "Three Poplars in Shabolovka". The film was a box-office success, it was seen by 26 million people in the USSR. From a village to Moscow comes a married woman and mother of two children Nyura to sell home-made ham, and the first person she meets is an intelligent taxi driver Sasha, who must pick her up to her in-law. This random meeting brings the strangers together and forces them to take a fresh look at their lives, but due to external circumstances continuation of this connection does not develop. Tatiana Doronina - Nyura Oleg Yefremov - Sasha, taxi driver Hikmat Latypov - grandfather Sadyk Vyacheslav Shalevich - Grisha, Nyura's husband Valentina Telegina - Fedosiya Ivanovna Nikolay Smirnov - uncle Egor Rumyantsev Alevtina - Nina, Nyura's daughter-in-law Victor Sergachov - Nina's fiancé George Svetlani - shepherd Galya Belykh - Galia, daughter Nyura Sergei Morozov - Sergei, Nyura's Eugene Poplavskaja - girl in a taxi Yakov Lenz - old man in the queue The story by Alexander Borshagovka was called "Three Poplars at Shabolovka", this was what the film was to be called.
However Shabolovka has become associated with television, the motion picture was not about the TV industry. Therefore, director Tatyana Lioznova decided to change the name of the movie and the author gave his consent. Field shooting of "Three Poplars at Plyushcikha" took place in the capital's streets and in the village Smedovo, Moscow Oblast. Scenes in Nina's apartment were filmed not far from Plyushcikha in the apartment which has the address Rostov embankment, №5. At the request of the filmmakers, the tenants of the apartment left for their dacha, leaving it at full disposal of the crew. Rustic interiors were filmed in Mosfilm pavilions and the "road" episodes - in a specially reserved diesel locomotive passenger car; the car in which Sasha drives Nyura is GAZ M21 Volga which belongs to Mosfilm and was used for many of the studio's pictures. It is on display at the Mosfilm museum. Nikolai Rybnikov auditioned for the role of Sasha In 2011 Channel One Russia aired a colorized version of the film.
The song Tenderness composed by Aleksandra Pakhmutova for the film became popular and has been covered by many artists. The film received an award from the International Catholic Organization for Cinema at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival; the actress Tatiana Doronina received an award for Best Actress at the All-Union Film Festival. For her acting in the film Tatiana Doronina was voted as best actress of 1968 by the readers of "Soviet Screen". In the film Gentlemen of Fortune a man nicknamed as Sad Sack says: "We are sitting here like three poplars in Plyushcikha!" – when the three prison escapees are sitting in an empty sports stadium. After this film, the phrase "Like three poplars in Plyushcikha" became a famous quote. Three Poplars in Plyushchikha on IMDb
The Soviet Union the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were centralized; the country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Minsk, Alma-Ata, Novosibirsk, it spanned over 10,000 kilometres east to west across 11 time zones, over 7,200 kilometres north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, steppes and mountains; the Soviet Union had its roots in the 1917 October Revolution, when the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the Russian Provisional Government which had replaced Tsar Nicholas II during World War I. In 1922, the Soviet Union was formed by a treaty which legalized the unification of the Russian, Transcaucasian and Byelorussian republics that had occurred from 1918. Following Lenin's death in 1924 and a brief power struggle, Joseph Stalin came to power in the mid-1920s.
Stalin committed the state's ideology to Marxism–Leninism and constructed a command economy which led to a period of rapid industrialization and collectivization. During his rule, political paranoia fermented and the Great Purge removed Stalin's opponents within and outside of the party via arbitrary arrests and persecutions of many people, resulting in at least 600,000 deaths. In 1933, a major famine struck the country. Before the start of World War II in 1939, the Soviets signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, agreeing to non-aggression with Nazi Germany, after which the USSR invaded Poland on 17 September 1939. In June 1941, Germany broke the pact and invaded the Soviet Union, opening the largest and bloodiest theatre of war in history. Soviet war casualties accounted for the highest proportion of the conflict in the effort of acquiring the upper hand over Axis forces at intense battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk; the territories overtaken by the Red Army became satellite states of the Soviet Union.
The post-war division of Europe into capitalist and communist halves would lead to increased tensions with the United States-led Western Bloc, known as the Cold War. Stalin died in 1953 and was succeeded by Nikita Khrushchev, who in 1956 denounced Stalin and began the de-Stalinization; the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during Khrushchev's rule, among the many factors that led to his downfall in 1964. In the early 1970s, there was a brief détente of relations with the United States, but tensions resumed with the Soviet–Afghan War in 1979. In 1985, the last Soviet premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reform and liberalize the economy through his policies of glasnost and perestroika, which caused political instability. In 1989, Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe overthrew their respective communist governments; as part of an attempt to prevent the country's dissolution due to rising nationalist and separatist movements, a referendum was held in March 1991, boycotted by some republics, that resulted in a majority of participating citizens voting in favor of preserving the union as a renewed federation.
Gorbachev's power was diminished after Russian President Boris Yeltsin's high-profile role in facing down a coup d'état attempted by Communist Party hardliners. In late 1991, Gorbachev resigned and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union met and formally dissolved the Soviet Union; the remaining 12 constituent republics emerged as independent post-Soviet states, with the Russian Federation—formerly the Russian SFSR—assuming the Soviet Union's rights and obligations and being recognized as the successor state. The Soviet Union was a powerhouse of many significant technological achievements and innovations of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite, the first humans in space and the first probe to land on another planet, Venus; the country had the largest standing military in the world. The Soviet Union was recognized as one of the five nuclear weapons states and possessed the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, it was a founding permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as well as a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Federation of Trade Unions and the leading member of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and the Warsaw Pact.
The word "Soviet" is derived from a Russian word сове́т meaning council, advice, harmony and all deriving from the proto-Slavic verbal stem of vět-iti, related to Slavic věst, English "wise", the root in "ad-vis-or", or the Dutch weten. The word sovietnik means "councillor". A number of organizations in Russian history were called "council". For example, in the Russian Empire the State Council, which functioned from 1810 to 1917, was referred to as a Council of Ministers after the revolt of 1905. During the Georgian Affair, Vladimir Lenin envisioned an expression of Great Russian ethnic chauvinism by Joseph Stalin and his supporters, calling for these nation-states to join Russia as semi-independent parts of a greater union, which he named as the Union of Soviet Republics of Europe and Asia. Stalin resisted the proposal, but accepted it, although with Lenin's agreement changed the name of the newly proposed sta
Romanization of Russian
Romanization of Russian is the process of transliterating the Russian language from the Cyrillic script into the Latin script. As well as its primary use for citing Russian names and words in languages which use a Latin alphabet, romanization is essential for computer users to input Russian text who either do not have a keyboard or word processor set up for inputting Cyrillic, or else are not capable of typing using a native Russian keyboard layout. In the latter case, they would type using a system of transliteration fitted for their keyboard layout, such as for English QWERTY keyboards, use an automated tool to convert the text into Cyrillic. There are a number of incompatible standards for the Romanization of Russian Cyrillic, with none of them having received much popularity and in reality transliteration is carried out without any uniform standards. Scientific transliteration known as the International Scholarly System, is a system, used in linguistics since the 19th century, it is formed the basis of the GOST and ISO systems.
OST 8483 was the first Soviet standard on romanization of Russian, introduced in 16 October 1935. Developed by the National Administration for Geodesy and Cartography at the USSR Council of Ministers, GOST 16876-71 has been in service for over 30 years and is the only romanization system that does not use diacritics. Replaced by GOST 7.79-2000. This standard is an equivalent of GOST 16876-71 and was adopted as an official standard of the COMECON. GOST 7.79-2000 System of Standards on Information and Publishing–Rules for Transliteration of the Cyrillic Characters Using the Latin Alphabet is an adoption of ISO 9:1995. It is the Commonwealth of Independent States. GOST 52535.1-2006 Identification cards. Machine readable travel documents. Part 1. Machine readable passports is an adoption of an ICAO standard for travel documents, it was used in Russian passports for a short period during 2010–2013. The standard was substituted in 2013 by GOST R ISO/IEC 7501-1-2013, which does not contain romanization, but directly refers to the ICAO romanization.
Names on street and road signs in the Soviet Union were romanized according to GOST 10807-78, amended by newer Russian GOST R 52290-2004, the romanizations in both the standards are identical. ISO/R 9, established in 1954 and updated in 1968, was the adoption of the scientific transliteration by the International Organization for Standardization, it covers seven other Slavic languages. ISO 9:1995 is the current transliteration standard from ISO, it is based on its predecessor ISO/R 9:1968. ISO 9:1995 is the first language-independent, univocal system of one character for one character equivalents that faithfully represents the original and allows for reverse transliteration for Cyrillic text in any contemporary language; the UNGEGN, a Working Group of the United Nations, in 1987 recommended a romanization system for geographical names, based on the 1983 version of GOST 16876-71. It may be found in some international cartographic products. American Library Association and Library of Congress romanization tables for Slavic alphabets are used in North American libraries and in the British Library since 1975.
The formal, unambiguous version of the system requires some diacritics and two-letter tie characters, which are omitted in practice. British Standard 2979:1958 is the main system of the Oxford University Press, a variation was used by the British Library to catalogue publications acquired up to 1975; the BGN/PCGN system is intuitive for Anglophones to read and pronounce. In many publications, a simplified form of the system is used to render English versions of Russian names converting ë to yo, simplifying -iy and -yy endings to -y, omitting apostrophes for ъ and ь, it can be rendered using only the basic letters and punctuation found on English-language keyboards: no diacritics or unusual letters are required, although the interpunct character may be used to avoid ambiguity. This particular standard is part of the BGN/PCGN romanization system, developed by the United States Board on Geographic Names and by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use; the portion of the system pertaining to the Russian language was adopted by BGN in 1944 and by PCGN in 1947.
In Soviet international passports, transliteration was based on French rules, so all of the names were transliterated in a French-style system. In 1997, with the introduction of new Russian passports, a diacritic-free English-oriented system was established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but this system was abandoned in 2010. In 2006, GOST 52535.1-2006 was adopted, which defines technical requirements and standards for Russian international passports and introduces its own system of transliteration. In 2010, the Federal Migratory Service of Russia approved Order No. 26, stating that all personal names in the passports issued after 2010 must be transliterated using GOST 52535.1-2006. Because of some differences between the new system and the old one, citizens who wanted to retain the old version of a name's transliteration, in the old pre-2010 passport, might apply to the local migratory office before acquiring a new passport; the standard was abandoned in 2013. In 2013, Order No. 320 of the Federal Migratory Service of Russia came into force.
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Eugene Pavlovich Leonov was a famous Russian/Soviet actor who played main parts in several of the most famous Soviet films, such as Gentlemen of Fortune and Striped Trip. Called "one of Russia's best-loved actors", he provided the voice for many Soviet cartoon characters, including Vinny Pukh. While growing up in a typical Moscow family, he dreamed of becoming a war-plane pilot, a common desire of many boys of the World War II period; this is often attributed to the fact that his father worked in an airplane factory. During the Great Patriotic War he and his whole family worked in a weapon manufacturing/aviation factory. After the war, he joined the Moscow Art Theatre school. In his first film, Leonov did not receive any recognition, he became a Georgi Daneliya regular, appearing in all of his features, including Gentlemen of Fortune, Autumn Marathon, Mimino and Kin-dza-dza!. According to the Allmovie, "his short, round stature, expressive eyes and open face, slow movements, slurred speech made him ideal for the comic roles in which he specialized".
But he attracted critical notice for his tragic parts and the invariable naturalness of his acting. Many notable actors were said to avoid appearing in the same films with Leonov, for his natural manner of acting made them seem strained. Despite Leonov's brief appearance in Danelia's Autumn Marathon, the role won him the Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. In Autumn Marathon, it is said, Leonov brilliantly demonstrates the typical Leonov anti-hero, he gave a hilarious portrayal of a simple, nosey man who drank too much and who adored nothing more than talking nonsense as long as anyone could stand it. Among the other films he was instrumental in raising to the classic level were Gentlemen of Fortune and The Belorussia Station, both made in 1971. Like all of Leonov's movies, they are rerun on television. "Leonov was to Russians what Fernandel was to the French." He was the Russian cinema's best-known supporting actor. In 1991, when touring in Germany, he suffered a massive heart attack, which put him into a coma for 10 days.
His life was saved only after major surgery and Leonov recovered – only to begin a schedule of performances at the Leninski Komsomol Theatre. In 1993, a year before his death, Leonov was asked during a film festival "What years in the Russian theatre's life were the most productive?" Leonov replied: Leonov died on 29 January 1994 on his way to the Lenkom Theatre to perform in The Prayer For The Dead. When his death was announced in the auditorium, the audience spontaneously flooded into the church across the road and lit candles in mourning. Over half a million people turned out in freezing conditions for a procession to a memorial service, he is buried in Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow near other outstanding figures of Russian culture. ActorHappy Flight as firefighter Sporting Honour as steward Submarine chaser as cook Road as driver Pasha Eskov Criminal Case of Rumyantsev as driver Michael Snegiryov A Unique Spring as Koshelev The street is full of surprises as Serdyukov policeman Difficult happiness as Agathon Ne imey 100 rubley... as Ivan S. Mukhin Artwork as Sasha Smirnov Tale of newlyweds as Fedor Snow tale as Old Year Striped Trip as Shuleykin Cheremushki as Barabashkin Short humoresques as client Serf actress as Count Ivan P. Kutaisov Donskaya povest as Yakov Chibalok Thirty Three as Ivan S. Travkin The Snow Queen as King Erik XXIX Illusionist as Stepan Rossomahin Virineya as Michael Literature lesson as Pavel Vronsky, Nina's father Do not be sad as soldier Yegor Zaletaev Zigzag udachi as photographer Vladimir Oreshnikov Tchaikovsky as Aliosha Carrousel as Ivan Nyuhin Shine, shine, my star as Pasha, the master illusion Between high spikes as Pavlo Struchock Belorussian station as Ivan Prikhodko Gentlemen of Fortune as Troshkin/Docent We rode the tram Ilf and Petrov as Vitaly Kapitulov Racers as Ivan M. Kukushkin Big School-Break as Lednev Under a stone sky as Senior lieutenant Kravtsov Hopelessly Lost as rogue nicknamed "The King" Bonus as Vasily T. Potapov Circus in the Circus as circus director Ivanov Afonya as Kolya The Elder Son as Andrei Grigorievich Sarafanov Step towards as Seraphim Nikititch Legend about Till Eulenspiegel as Lamme Gudzak Long criminal case as Mikhail P. Luzhin Mimino as Volokhov Funny people! as chorister Alexei Alexeivich Marriage as Balthazar Baltazarovich Zhevakin Chaperon as Don Mendoza Izokelo An
Erast Pavlovich Garin was a Soviet actor and screenwriter. He was, together with Igor Ilyinsky and Sergey Martinson, one of the leading comic actors of Vsevolod Meyerhold's company and of the Soviet cinema, he was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1977. Garin was born in Ryazan as Erast Gerasimov, he started his acting career in 1919 in an amateur theatre of the Ryazan military district. In 1926 he finished his education in the experimental theatrical workshops of the People's Commissariat for Education, he always looked up upon Meyerhold and Michael Chekhov as his mentors, rejecting naturalistic acting techniques propagated by Konstantin Stanislavski and paying utmost importance to voice and gesture. Garin worked with Meyerhold in his theatre until its dissolution in 1936. Among his triumphs was the part of Khlestakov in the 1926 production of The Government Inspector; the trance-like quality of his "grotesquely anxious" performances in Meyerhold's productions could be attributed to an expressionistic acting style.
Nikolay Akimov's Theatre of Comedy was the next theatre. In 1946 he concentrated on film acting. In 1941 he was awarded the Stalin Prize for the role of Tarakanov in the film Musical Story. Half-blindness prevented him from playing any major roles in the 1970s. Together with his wife Khesya Lokshina he was director of several films, for which he contributed scripts, they adapted Mikhail Zoshchenko's novel Respected Comrade in 1930. Garin's memoirs, entitled With Meyerhold, appeared in 1974. Lieutenant Kijé Marriage Bezhin Meadow On the Frontier Musical story Shveik readies for Battle Ivan Nikulin, Russian Sailor The Wedding Blue Mountain Land Cinderella Encounter at the Elbe The Inspector-General Unfinished Story The Enchanted Boy The Girl Without an Address Beloved Beauty The Witch Soldiers Were Going Russian Souvenir Alyonka Aquatic Kain XVIII An Optimistic Tragedy A Little Frog Is looking for His Father The Ordinary Miracle Rasplyuev's Days of Fun Two Days of Miracles Gentlemen of Fortune If you are a Man Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day Much Ado About Nothing Nylon 100% Trading a Dog for a Steam Locomotive Olden times of Poshekhon Marriage Doctor Kalyuzhnyy Prince and the Pauper Sinogeria An Ordinary Miracle Rasplyuev's Days of Fun Marriage An Ordinary Miracle Rasplyuev's Days of Fun Biography Filmography Garin in the Encyclopedia of Saint Petersburg Erast Garin on IMDb
Mosfilm is a film studio, among the largest and oldest in the Russian Federation and in Europe. Its output includes most of the more acclaimed Soviet-era films, ranging from works by Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Eisenstein, to Red Westerns to the Akira Kurosawa co-production Dersu Uzala and the epic War and Peace; the Moscow film production unit with studio facilities was established in November 1923 by the motion picture mogul Aleksandr Khanzhonkov and I. Ermolev as a unit of the Goskino works; the first movie filmed by Mosfilm was On the Wings Skyward. In 1927 the construction of a new film studio complex began on Mosfilmovskaya Street in Sparrow Hills of Moscow; this film studio was named after the Moscow amalgamated factory Soyuzkino the Tenth Anniversary of the October. In 1934 the film studio was renamed to Moskinokombinat, in 1936 – to Mosfilm. During World War II the film studio personnel were evacuated to Alma-Ata and merged with other Soviet production units into the Central United Film Studio.
The Mosfilm personnel returned to Moscow at the end of 1943. The famous Mosfilm logo, representing the monument "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" by Vera Mukhina and Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin, was introduced in 1947 in the musical comedy, Spring directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and starring Lyubov Orlova and Nikolai Cherkasov. By the time the Soviet Union was no more, Mosfilm had produced more than 3,000 films. Many film classics were shot at Mosfilm throughout its history and some of these were granted international awards at various film festivals. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Mosfilm continued operations as a quasi-private production company, led by film director Karen Shakhnazarov; as of 2005, the company embraced ten independent studios, located within 13 sound stages occupying an area of 13,000 sq. meters. Tours through this "Russian Hollywood" become popular, as they allow to view Mosfilm's enormous depot with 170 tanks and 50 vintage cars; the biggest sound stage is leased annually to hold the Golden Eagle Awards.
In 2011 Mosfilm released a selection of its classic films online for free viewing. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein1925 The Battleship Potemkin, a historical silent film 1938 Alexander Nevsky, a historical film 1946 Ivan The Terrible, Part II, a historical filmDirected by Andrei Tarkovsky1960 The Steamroller and the Violin, a short film 1962 Ivan's Childhood, a feature film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, the Golden Lion Award winner at the 1962 Venice Film Festival 1966 Andrei Rublev 1972 Solaris 1975 The Mirror 1979 Stalker 1983 Nostalghia Others1934 Jolly Fellows, a musical comedy 1935 Aerograd, a science fiction film directed by Alexander Dovzhenko 1936 Circus, a musical comedy 1938 Volga-Volga, a musical comedy 1939 Minin and Pozharsky, a historical film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Mikhail Doller 1956 Ilya Muromets, a fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko 1957 The Cranes Are Flying, a war drama directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, 1958 winner of Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 1957 Miles of Fire, an ostern film directed by Samson Samsonov 1959 Ballad of a Soldier, a war film directed by Grigori Chukhrai, a 1959 special jury prize winner of Cannes Film Festival and 1961 Academy Award nominant.
1962 Hussar Ballad directed by Eldar Ryazanov 1963 Walking the Streets of Moscow directed by Georgi Daneliya 1964 Welcome, or No Trespassing directed by Elem Klimov 1964 I Am Cuba directed by Mikhail Kalatozov 1965 Adventures of a Dentist directed by Elem Klimov 1966 Watch Out for the Automobile directed by Eldar Ryazanov 1966 Wings directed by Larisa Shepitko 1966 The Elusive Avengers directed by Edmond Keosayan 1967 Viy 1968 War and Peace directed by Sergei Bondarchuk, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1968 winner. 1968 The Diamond Arm directed by Leonid Gaidai 1969 Liberation directed by Yuri Ozerov 1969 The Brothers Karamazov, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969 nominant. 1969 White Sun of the Desert directed by Vladimir Motyl 1971 Tchaikovsky directed by Igor Talankin, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1971 nominee. 1971 Stariki-razboyniki directed by Eldar Ryazanov 1972 Gentlemen of Fortune 1973 Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future directed by Leonid Gaidai 1974 At Home Among Strangers directed by Nikita Mikhalkov 1974 Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia directed by Franco Prosperi and Eldar Ryazanov 1975 Dersu Uzala directed by Akira Kurosawa, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1975 winner.
1975 Siberiade directed by Andrei Konchalovsky 1975 Afonya directed by Georgi Daneliya 1975 The Irony of Fate directed by Eldar Ryazanov 1976 The Ascent directed by Larisa Shepitko, the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1977 winner. 1976 Queen of the Gypsies directed by Emil Loteanu 1977 Mimino directed by Georgi Daneliya 1977 Office Romance directed by Eldar Ryazanov 1979 Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980 winner. 1981 Private Life directed by Yuli Raizman, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981 nominant. 1981 Teheran 43 1982 Lenin in Paris 1985 Come and See directed by Elem Klimov 1986
Oleg Borisovich Vidov was a Soviet Russian American actor, film director and producer. He appeared in 50 films beginning in 1961. A refugee from his native country Russia Soviet Union, he was granted U. S. became a naturalized American. Oleg Vidov was born in either the Leninsky District, Moscow Oblast or Vidnoye, Moscow Oblast to Varvara Ivanovna Vidova, a teacher and a school principal, Boris Nikolaievich Garnevich, an economist and a Finance Ministry deputy. According to Garnevich's fifth wife, Irina Vavilova, Garnevich was an influential man and served as an assistant of Lazar Kaganovich. Vidov was raised by his mother under her surname, he spent his childhood in Russia and East Germany where his mother was assigned to work. When she was sent to China, he went to live with his aunt Anuta in Kazakhstan near the Chinese border. All of them moved to Moscow. Vidov played his first episodic role in 1960 in the teen drama My Friend, Kolka! In 1962 he entered actor's courses at VGIK led by Yuri Pobedonostsev.
As a student he acted in a number of movies, including main parts in The Blizzard and An Ordinary Miracle. He continued his active movie career, he was noticed by foreign directors and was given permission to perform in such films as Hagbard and Signe and Battle of Neretva, as well as a joined Soviet-Italian-American production Waterloo. In 1970 he married actress Natalia Vasilievna Fedotova. According to the most popular version, she was a daughter of the powerful KGB general Vasily Fedotov known for his friendship with Leonid Brezhnev and his daughter, Galina. Vidov denied it, claiming that his father-in-law was in fact a professor of Russian history who worked at university, although he admitted that Brezhneva was a close friend of his wife, they had a son Vyacheslav. Soon Vidov started dating a VGIK student Malvina Vishnya, he filed for divorce in 1976. Fedotova and Brezhneva reportedly used their influence to ruin Vidov's career. Directors stopped offering him big roles, when in 1978 he himself finished director's courses at VGIK led by Efim Dzigan, he couldn't receive his diploma until Stanislav Rostotsky stepped in and awarded his short film Crossing with the highest mark.
In 1983 Vidov was given permission to live and work in Yugoslavia with his second wife, a Yugoslavian actress. In May 1985, Soviet authorities unexpectedly gave him 72 hours to return to Moscow, so an Austrian actor friend helped procure an Austrian visa for him. Together they drove to the Yugoslavian-Austrian border. Vidov was able to emigrate to the U. S. under a refugee visa from the U. S. embassy in Rome obtained with the help of the International Rescue Committee. In the U. S. he married Joan Borsten, daughter of Hollywood publicist and studio executive Orin Borsten. The couple garnered the international distribution rights to the award-winning Soyuzmultfilm Studio animation library in 1992 and helped popularize Soviet animation around the world. In 2007 Vidov co-founded Malibu Beach Recovery Center, a well-respected alcohol and drug treatment program based on the principles of neuroscience in Malibu, California. Vidov served as Chairman of the Board, his wife Joan as CEO, until June 2014 when they sold the Center to a medical investment branch of Wells Fargo Bank.
The Malibu Beach Recovery Center has been featured on television shows such as A&E's Intervention. Vidov died on May 15, 2017 from complications following a battle with cancer at his Westlake Village, California home at the age of 73, he was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Oleg Vidov on IMDb Олег Видов на сайте КТО ЕСТЬ КТО