Oleg’s Choice

A unique and personal perspective of the first Russian war in Ukraine, seen through the eyes of two Russian soldiers.

Since the summer of 2014, thousands of young Russians poured into the Donbass Region. Driven by propaganda on Russian television, they believed they were fulfilling their patriotic duty. Amongst the first wave of volunteers were Oleg and Max. But their illusions were shattered on the night of June 3rd 2015, when a battle went horribly wrong. We follow Oleg and Max and see how they deal with the devastating consequences of their choices. 


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 52 & 75 mins
  • Production: Little Big Story
  • Director: Elena Volochine
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


  • FIPA 2016 (France), One World International Human Rights Film Festival 2016 (Czech Republic), Festival des Libertés 2016 (Belgium), Dok Leipzig 2016 (Germany), Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2016 (Hungary).

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