Small Russian Clouds of Smoke
narrates a story of Popov family, who settled in Prague and became one of prominent families of the pre-war Russian emigration in Czechoslovakia. Life turmoil he captured on his cine-camera brings a unique testimony of life 70 years ago.
Russian emigrant Vladimír Dimitrievič Popov and his family settled in Czechoslovakia in 1920s. Cigarette making machines that were Popov’s invention secured a decent living for him. Popov was successfully managing his work and he strove to do the same with his family, mainly his daughters Gali and Marusja. The personalities of his two were as different as were their lives. While the amiable one – Gali – adapted to the Czech environment well and settled there, resistant Marusja sought her own way and in the end she she returned back to the Soviet Union.