Cossacks of the Kuban

Cossacks of the Kuban (Russian: Кубанские казаки, romanizedKubanskie kazaki) from Mosfilm is a color film, glorifying the life of the farmers in the kolkhoz of the Soviet Union's Kuban region, directed by Ivan Pyryev and starring Marina Ladynina, his wife at that time.[1] The movie premiered on 26 February 1950.

Cossacks of the Kuban
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Directed byIvan Pyryev
Written byNikolai Pogodin
StarringMarina Ladynina
Sergei Lukyanov
Yuri Lyubimov
Aleksandr Khvylya
Klara Luchko
Music byIsaak Dunayevsky
CinematographyValentin Pavlov
Edited byAnna Kulganek
Release date
Running time
112 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


The film is set during the early post-war years. In autumn at the inter-collective farm fair, a dashing horse breeder Nikolai (Vladlen Davydov) gets acquainted with an advanced collective farmer Dasha Shelest (Klara Luchko). Their infatuation is mutual, but the lovers, working in different farms will have to overcome the resistance of their leaders, who do not want to lose great employees. Chairman of the "Red Partisans", where Dasha works, Gordei Voron (Sergey Lukyanov) has long been fond of the chairman Galina Peresvetova (Marina Ladynina) of the "Precepts of Ilyich" collective farm where Nikolai works. But he can not muster up the courage to confess his love to her and Galina ends up having to confess first.

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Songs (partial list)Edit

  • Harvest (in Russian: Урожай, words by Mikhail Isakovsky and music by Isaak Dunayevsky)
  • How Have You Been, Dearest? (in Russian: Каким ты был, ditto)
  • Oh, the Kalina Flowers Are in Bloom (Russian: Ой, цветет калина, ditto)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cossacks of the Kuban Archived 10 July 2011[Date mismatch] at the Wayback Machine (Shown in Paris, 2009)

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