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RUSSIAS CHULPAN KHAMATOVA ON STALINIST BACKLASH OVER "ZULEIKHA"

RUSSIAS CHULPAN KHAMATOVA ON STALINIST BACKLASH OVER "ZULEIKHA"

10 Jun 2020

Russian actor Chulpan Khamatova is known internationally for key roles in Good Bye, Lenin!, and more recently Aleksei Alekseivich Germans drama Under Electric Clouds, and Ralph Fiennes-directed Rudolf Nureyev biopic The White Crow. Last month, as Russia was deep in lockdown, Khamatova found herself embroiled in controversy sparked by TV series "Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes" in which she plays a young woman deported to Siberia during the Stalin-era purges.

Produced and aired by Russia Television and Radio, "Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes" has scored a massive more than 36.5 million TV viewers and more than 30 million digital viewings in Russia, while serving as a catalyst for the country to contend with its past.

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Source: Variety Media

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