For more than half a century soviet ideologists zealously distorted its actual events, and the best way to force the distorted truth into people's minds was cinema.
What secrets was the famous cinema myth by Mihail Romm "Lenin in October" called to hide?
What prevented CheKa (Extraordinary Committee) investigators from comparing the obvious facts in the case of Lenin's assassination attempt? Could the half-blind Kaplan shoot Lenin? Why, despite of the popular version about the "humane forgiveness", the terrorist was executed without a court consideration or investigation, and her remains were secretly burned? Could the Head of All-Russia Central Executive Committee Sverdlov lead a conspiracy against the Head of SovNarCom (Soviet People's Committee) Lenin? The film from the documentary series "Cinema Myths of History" – "Violet of Terror" – answers these and other complicated questions. (2 parts).
The movie is in Ukrainian, Russian.
Video format - PAL.
DVD Region: All.