Dedicated to the anniversary of the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War...

The Cranes Are Flying is a Soviet film about World War II. It depicts the cruelty of war and the damage suffered to the Soviet psyche as a result of World War.

The screenshots and music are taken from the film The Cranes Are Flying 1957

DirectedbyMikhail Kalatozov

Written byViktor Rozov (play & screenplay)

StarringTatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev

Music byMoisey Vaynberg

CinematographySergey Urusevsky


Lyrics of the song "Cranes"

It seems to me sometimes that all the soldiers,

Who never came from battles of the war,

Were not just laid into the dirt, but

Were turned into the cranes as white as snow.


So they are flying ever since those ages.

They call for us and may be that is why

The voice of them is full of burning sadness

And we keep silence looking into sky.

The flock of cranes is flying slow and sadly

Through colors of a sundown. I can see

That there is a gap between them, may be

It is a spot that's meant, my friend, for me.

There will be day and I will fly right there,

There will be day and may be it is close.

And from the skies above I will be sending

The voice for those I loved and left on earth.

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