In early 2012, as the protest movement against Vladimir Putin's government gained steam, Novaya Gazeta and Moscow's School for Documentary Film and Theater partnered to send ten young documentarians into the streets to chronicle as much of the movement as they could. The resulting film, "Winter, Go Away!" (Russia, 2012) is a kaleidoscopic vision of the anti-Putin protest movement as it plans, debates, and confronts the authorities.
Kirill Medvedev has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, unpredictable voices on the Russian literary and music scenes. Widely published and acclaimed as a poet, he is also is an activist and a member of the Russian Socialist movement “Vpered" [Forward].