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Andrei Nekrasov’s Home Ransacked… Just Under A Year Ago

Posted on: March 15, 2008

I feel quite sad in only learning about this now. I’d hoped to be current in Mr Nekrasov’s activities and yet I seem to lag.

Since I didn’t hear of this, I’m guessing not a lot of people did. Basically, the story is that Andrei Nekrasov, friend of ex-

Andrei Nekrasov
Andrei Nekrasov

Russian defector Alexander Litvinenko and documentor of the latter’s life and death, went to his home in Finland to find the windows broken, books all over the place and the place in an awful mess just one day before a film about Litvinenko by himself and the dead man’s widow was to screen at Cannes. Nekrasov reported the incident, which was dismissed as common vandalism. According to one account, Nekrasov was left rather frightened, in his own words, “a bit scared”, as there may well have been a political motive behind the incident. Why is this? Upon reaching his bedroom, Nekrasov found lying upon the bed a picture of his friend as he was in hospital days before his death.

You never asked, but what’s my view on this? Well, it’s an interesting story.

I was interested greatly in Nekrasov’s movies and his friendship with Alexander Litvinenko. Naturally that led me to research him. There’s not a lot of information on Mr Nekrasov, sadly. However, what we do know about him is that he too is a defector. His movies are politically charged; and some (Lubov And Other Nightmares especially) deemed too racy. So it is completely plausible that those who wrecked his home were looking to kill him, or at least rough him up a bit.

The famous picture left on Nekrasov's bed
Litvinenko in 2006, before his death.
This is the picture that was left in
Mr Nekrasov’s bedroom.

However; it’s just as plausible that some annoying Finnish brats decided to play mind games with the director and wreck his house while they knew he was away. We’ll probably never know. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I certainly hope Mr Nekrasov is safe and well.

9 Responses to "Andrei Nekrasov’s Home Ransacked… Just Under A Year Ago"

Hey, I’ve seen the documentary three days ago at a festival in Prague. Haven’t heard about Andrei Nekrasov before, my fault.
May they are more and more brave and honest people like him and may he is safe and well.
Have you seen “Disbelief” so far?

In response to Anna, I have seen parts of Disbelief, and am thoroughly impressed by the artistic cinematics, and the message Mr Nekrasov puts through using the talent at his disposal.

How was the film, incidentally?

Pilgrim, to me the film was very powerful. It’s been three days now and I’m still caught in.. Very interesting camera especially in the investigation parts, the story was build very well I think. The beginning and end scenes just fit together. What impressed me a lot as well was the director himself. He was present, too bad there wasn’t enough time for a decent chat with the audience. I hope he didn’t have any incidents with the Russian mafia in Prague. I’ve started to be just too suspicious… How long are you following this director, Pilgrim?

I hope I get to see this film then 🙂

I have been following the career of Andrei Nekrasov for about 3 years now. I have to say, it’s an impressive one.

I hope he’s safe as well; why should he have to pay when his only crime is telling the truth?

Of course, but you know, certain things just go beyond one’s understanding.
Are you a real Pilgrim? -)

Haha, no, I’m not; I got my name from The Lord Of The Rings ^_^

haven’t been here for a while, ok, Pilgrim, so we wont see each other in Santiago de Compostela right? -)By the way, my name is Hana

Haha, probably not XP

That’s a nice name, Hana 🙂 You can call me Lilac if you prefer, btw 🙂

Ok, Lilac will do…-))Where do you live? I am in Prague, looking for a job at the moment…

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