Post-War Soviet Union/Russia

Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
A sort of Russian road movie about a young Russian soldier's four day trip to go home to see his mother
The Chekist (1992)
Brutal Cheka security forces
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
The paranoid era of the evil Stalin
The Way Back (2010)
1940, seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag
Interrogation (1989)
Polish film about Stalinist terror in the early 1950s; Tonia, a sleazy cabaret singer, is imprisoned without explanation
I am David (2003)
In 1952 a boy escapes from a Stalinist labor camp in Bulgaria and begins a dangerous trek to Denmark
Serye volki (1993)
Power struggle; Nikita Khrushchev (in position 1958-1964) is ousted by Leonid Brezhnev, whose reign goes from 1964 to 1982
The Inner Circle (1991)
A true David and Batsheba story in the Soviet Union
Gulag (1985)
A reporter is framed by the KBG and has to spend time in the gulag penal system
Sakharov (1984)
Russian dissident
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
A female literature professor is sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in a Siberian gulag
Perestroika (2009)
Astro-physicist returns after 17 years of exile to the Soviet Union during the period of "restructuring" starting in 1968
Moy luchshiy drug, general Vasiliy, syn Iosifa (1991)
Lt. Gen. Vasili Stalin commander of Army and Air Force sports teams befriends a sports talent; but what will happen when the general’s father dies?
Alexandra (2007)
A feisty, elderly woman visits her Russian army officer grandson inside Chechnya during Second Russian-Chechen War
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
Drama set in First Russian-Chechen war (1994-1996)
House of Fools (2002)
About psychiatric patients and combatants during the First Chechen War
War (2002)
About the realities of the Second Chechen War
Zhivoy (2006)
Chechen War veteran helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind
Songs from the Southern Seas (2008)
A Russian and a Kazakh couple live in harmony until the white Russian couple have a dark-skinned baby and the fight begins; draws on history of Kazakhstan
The Mirror (1975)
Life in the Ukraine following WWII with an intermixture of drama and documentary footage