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Documentary film on Dhaka-Moscow ties premieres

Published : 05 Jan 2022 09:38 PM | Updated : 06 Jan 2022 04:52 PM

An exclusive documentary film on the removal of mines at the Chittagong port by the then Soviet Navy was premiered in Moscow, marking the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Russia.  

The documentary film titled "Freedom Does Not Breathe Money" has depicted the removal of mines immediately after the independence of Bangladesh at the Chittagong port during 1972-1974, said a PMO release.

The movie, directed by Russian filmmaker Evgeny Barkhanov, had its opening show in presence of Russian celebrities on December 28 at the Central Cinema Hall in Moscow.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Russia Kamrul Ahsan, alongside Evgeny Barkhanov, the director of the documentary, and Captain (retd) Nikolay Nikolayevich Koloskov, who was involved in mine clearing as a young navy officer were present.

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Addressing the audience, Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan said, “This 44-minute documentary contains some rare video footage of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which many of us have never seen before.”

The documentary showcases the incident after the War of Liberation in 1971, as the Chittagong seaport could not be opened for sinking ships and mines, and even no western country showed any interest in helping Bangladesh in this matter at that time.


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