Elysium Group Releases Script For Prokhanov's "The State Passion” Film, In Short

A propaganda manual for dummies: how to make a partisan film.

On the evening of November 21, the band Elysium posted on its official page on VKontakte the script of a five-part film by Alexander Prokhanov called "The State Passion”.

The document was sent by a manager of the TV channel Russia 1 (part of VGTRK) with the request to agree on the use of the song Our Hell in the film.

“And then they twist the song, and they show Elysium playing under the flags of the battalion Azov (where would they have them incorporated from, I wonder?). And for all this, they asked for our author's permission, and about the amount of monetary compensation. As they say now “When we thought we had reached the bottom, someone knocked from below,” the musicians wrote.

Prokhanov confirmed to the Dozhd TV channel that the film was really filmed. According to him, he did not receive confirmation from the management of the channel, but the film can be shown on Russia 1 or Russia 24.

Russiangate briefly retells the script of the film. The full version is available at the end of the text.

The description of the film: a five-part film is the monologue of Alexander Prokhanov about the formation of the Russian state after 1991. As it is mentioned in the description, “he talks about the tragedy of the loss of the state, about the horror of the dark times when there actually was no state and the people of Russia were immersed in a state of unconsciousness, humiliation, and the expectations of the end of their history. It seemed that it was already impossible to be saved, the injuries were too heavy and the forces that destroyed the state were great, but somehow, in a strange, incomprehensible and miraculous way it began to recover, to awaken to life. Codes of Russian eternal life began to quietly stop the infernal process and direct the national movement towards resurrection.”

The edit is based on combining the plans of modern streets with the filming of those years, which are discussed in monologues. “Since monologues are dramatic and profound, we will use music as a metaphor for metaphysics,” the authors note. “We will mix infernal music of the nineties and music of spiritual resistance to filth. By doing that, we will make the film both deep and spectacular.”


Prokhanov tells about the events of 1991. About “the birth of the opposition’s new ideology, the union of “reds” and “whites”, consecrated by the Orthodox Church.” He mentions “the resistance of Transdniester”, the events in Serbia and “the first signs of a revival of statehood, independence of Russia, when our special forces seized the airport in Pristina.”

Necessary video materials: video of the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, a rally on Tverskaya, the arrest of the governor of the Sakhalin Region Khoroshavin, the arrest of the Minister of Economic Development Ulyukaev, the news program of American, European and Ukrainian channels.

In this part, the songs Orphan by the band “Auktsion”, Kil tu sunarefa by “korrozia Metalla”, the performance of Trakhtenberg “I see the people ready for debauchery” are supposed to be used.

Video: homeless, prostitutes, police raids, “people sliding into poverty”, fights in the State Duma, protest slogans, abandoned factories, the war in Transdniester, a chronicle of events in the Donbass, chronicles of the civil war, more homeless, prostitutes, street children, war in Yugoslavia. Suddenly, the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, appears. Nature shooting from a helicopter. The monument to Cyril and Methodius in Moscow. The Kremlin, view from above. Military parade. A rally in Moscow, “to which the opposition led the children.” Pussy Riot’s video. Khoroshavin’s “seizure of valuables from the arrested governor.” “Liberal propagandists” Grigory Amnuel, Alexander Sytin, Evgenia Albats, Dmitry Bykov, Viktor Shenderovich, Artemy Troitsky.


This part is devoted to “today's liberal opposition, armed with media, ”orange” technologies and Western support. Prokhanov recalls how he and his associates took part in the formation of the patriotic opposition.

Video: the rally on the Bolotnaya Square in 2012, Pussy Riot again, broadcast of the television channel Dozhd with the shots of Belkovsky, Taratuta, Lobkov. Fragments of the broadcast of the radio Echo of Moscow with Dmitry Bykov and editor-in-chief of the radio station Alexei Venediktov criticising the authorities.

Speeches of Navalny, Kasyanov, Gudkov. It was in this part, where they planned to use the song Our Hell by the Elysium.

The rally on the Pushkin Square, Bolotnaya again. The 90s: jubilant crowds, young Gaidar, Chubais, Yavlinsky, Burbulis, Berezovsky, Gusinsky. The Manezhnaya Square, an opposition rally in the 1990s. Photo of the newspaper Den.

Fragment of the song Opium for Nobody by the band Agatha Christie, Three Words by Nike Borzov, Word “Comrade” by Yegor Letov, Sha and Atas by the band Lube.

“Laid-back youth of the nineties”, drug addicts, more prostitutes. An opposition rally on Tverskaya in the 1990s. Street fights. Church. Bell ringing. Fragment of the song For the rest of life by the band Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense).

Photo of a trial on the newspaper Zavtra (Tomorrow). Church bell tower. The White House, the State Duma in the 1990s. Yeltsin, Khasbulatov, barricades. Fragment of the song The guys from our yard by the band Lube. Encircled Supreme Council in 1993. Shooting inside the White House. Fragment of the song Do not kill, guys by the band Lube. The building of the Moscow City Hall, Ostankino, shooting at the demonstrators from the building. Fragment of Igor Talkov's song The Sun Goes Westward. Tanks shooting at the White House. A fragment of Lube’s mentioned song again.

The building of the White House after the shooting and fire of 1993. The Constitution is adopted. Fragment of the song He plays at the funeral and dances by the band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine). Zhirinovsky, Govorukhin, Glazyev, Zyuganov, Ryzhkov, Nevzorov. Again, a fragment of the song Word “Comrade” by Yegor Letov. Change of the plan: modernity, a monument in place of the barricade.


Prokhanov talks about Putin, “about the hardest legacy that he got.” He recalls the submarine Kursk, Gusinsky and Berezovsky, “who tried to undermine the Russian statehood.” Memories of the events in South Ossetia, Tskhinvali.

“He talks about Putin's program “Altars and Defense Plants” and ends with a story about the four periods of Putin's rise as head of state, culminating in the Olympics and the return of the Crimea,” the scenario says.

Video: Valery Gergiev conducts the orchestra in the Moscow Philharmonic. Performance of Korrozia Metalla and Auktsion. Next – “On stahe - HZ”. By the stage – yelling, clearly high punks. Disco of the 1990s. Again homeless, cops, prostitutes. Striptease, billboards with nude advertising. Military parade on Red Square. Photo: “Banner of Victory over the Reichstag.” The war in Chechnya. The submarine Kursk. Putin at a meeting with submariners’ widows. Berezovsky in a television studio. Gusinsky among journalists. Yelena Masyuk interviews Basayev. Gusinsky in at home. Berezovsky in England. Stalin in the official Soviet chronicle. People with portraits of Stalin. Kremlin. Putin. Tskhinvali. Valery Gergiev speaks in Tskhinvali. Churches. Military factories. Views of monasteries. Submarines Borey. Jet planes. Syria. Ruined churches. Defense plants. Putin in the Kremlin. Putin in a monastery. Putin speaks at the Valdai Club, and Prokhanov asks him a question. Crimea. Volga. Gergiev speaks in Palmyra. The Olympics.


Prokhanov talks about terrorism. Terrorism is the main enemy. Prokhanov tells how in Grozny he “for the first time felt a connection with the state that seemed to have been lost forever.” Yevgeny Rodionov and Akhmad Kadyrov are new saints. Terrorist attacks. Putin has settled everything. But then the enemies from the West – Putin intervened and did not let Syria fall. Because after Syria, the terrorists would come to Russia. The gunner Alexander Prokhorenko is a hero, here is his grave.

Russia has a difficult present, but a great future. We will overcome everything. We will create a just state. “Who are you, the Russian state? What is your essence, your great resurrecting role and the meaning of appearance in the history of mankind?”

Video: Assault of Grozny on December 31, 1994. The Chechens are triumphant. Minister Grachev. The plane in Chechnya with paratroopers. Soldiers. Grozny in the peaceful Soviet times. Square Minutka during the war. Flag of Russia on the roof. Flag over the Kremlin. Close-up. The Russian army in Chechnya by their own tents. A lone tank. Hospitals. Yevgeny Rodionov. Landscapes of Russia from a bird's-eye view. Putin puts flowers on the graves of the Pskov paratroopers who died in Chechnya. Ruined Grozny. Generals Troshev and Shamanov. Akhmad Kadyrov. Putin and Kadyrov in the Kremlin.

New microdistricts of Grozny. Ramzan Kadyrov in his residence in Gudermes. Explosions of houses in Moscow. Terrorist attack on Dubrovka. Nord-Ost. Beslan. Cemetery City of Angels. Events in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria. Refugees are sailing to Europe. Syria. The Islamic State, Djebhat-an-Nusra, banned in Russia. Prayer in the Christian church. Russian jet planes and bombers dropping bombs on the IS. Photo of Alexander Prokhorenko’s grave. Church, service. Views of New York. The Statue of Liberty. The great Wall of China. Moscow Kremlin. Putin delivers his “Munich speech.” Prokhanov talks with Putin at the Valdai Forum. Putin. Putin. Putin. Putin.


Five empires of Russia. The first is the Kiev-Novgorod, the second is the Moscow Kingdom, the third is the “Peter's empire”, the fourth is the “Soviet Kingdom”, the fifth is the Russian state today.

“Prokhanov argues that the movement of the Russian statehood in historical time is of an Easter nature. In his opinion, the failure of historical time, the appearance of black holes and the emergence of a flourishing state from these pits are inexplicable from the point of view of classical history. The appearance and resurrection of the Russian state is mysteriously connected with a category such as the Russian miracle,” the scenario says.

The notes also read that this is “a very strong monologue, excellently pronounced. Logically completes the feature as a philosophical chord.”

Video: the candle is burning, then – against the background of an icon. Service in the temple, the Kremlin nowadays. Moscow, view from above. The moving train. Views of Russia. Temples and mosques. Maslenitsa. Kurban-bairam. Dances of the peoples of Russia. More temples. More nature. The ocean shore. The candle burns and goes out. Chronicles of the Second World War. Postwar Moscow. Hydroelectric power stations, nuclear power stations, cars, machine tools, rockets. Gagarin in the spacesuit. More drug addicts, prostitutes and homeless in the 1990s. A spark of the candle. Eternal fire near the Kremlin wall. Action Immortal Regiment. Putin. Temples. Marshal Zhukov. Troops. Chronicle of the Siege of Leningrad. Stalin, witnessing the first parade. Shoigu. Military equipment. Faces of children. The Statue of Liberty. The stock exchange opens. American fleet in the ocean. Takeoff of the aircraft from the aircraft carrier. More temples. Sky.

Clouds. Close-ups of the violin and hands of the musician. Orchestra of Valery Gergiev. Chersonese. Russia from a bird's-eye view.     


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