Durakovo (Village of Fools) (03:43)
Fifteen years after the Soviet Union's collapse, filmmaker Nino Kirtadze meets Mikhail Morozov who shapes "lost souls" into new Russian citizens. Morozov goes for a swim, tells a resident to work faster, and reads a prayer over a loudspeaker.
Recruiting a Resident (07:50)
A mother calls from Moscow requesting a visit with Morozov. Oleg is a law school graduate lacking motivation. Morozov explains the Durakovo organizational structure and demonstrates his connections to Russian Parliament and Vladimir Putin.
Durakovo Village Meeting (10:06)
Residents sing a hymn and praise Morozov. He confronts a man about wanting to leave and demands loyalty. Someone asks whether Russia needs Western-style democracy. Morozov presents his vision of a religious patriarchy led by God and the Tsar.
Political Connections (04:47)
Parliament Vice-Speaker Sergei Nikolaevich calls Morozov to arrange a visit. He believes the West wants a new Cold War and aspires to return Russia to its superpower status. In a press conference, he criticizes free speech and praises Putin.
Russia-Venezuela Relations (04:02)
Nikolaevich meets Venezuelan members of parliament about resisting U.S. pressure against an arms deal. He describes Russia's imperial history and its superpower ambitions. In a press conference, he explains support of reviving Russian Orthodox values.
Fostering Nationalism (04:05)
Young Durakovo residents discuss gaining spiritual faith, a work ethic, and a sense of purpose under Morozov's leadership. They express concern about Russia's social and political well-being under America's influence.
Military and Church Cooperation (04:25)
Moscow celebrates St. Elijah and paratroopers with Putin's approval. Morozov celebrates friend and former military commander Mikhail Petrovich. They express concern about NATO's growing power.
National Revival Party Congress (03:36)
Nikolaevich welcomes delegates from across Russia. They call for banning small business licenses to non-Russians and relinquishing citizenship rights to immigrants.
Planning for Russia's Future (09:05)
Oleg recites a Soviet worker's song while stacking firewood. Nikolaevich visits Morozov; they take a sauna and discuss Durakovo's symbolism as a revival of traditional values. Young residents say democracy is for the West and express anti-immigration sentiment.
Credits: For God Tsar & The Fatherland (00:30)
Credits: For God Tsar & The Fatherland
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