More than 20 films have been included in the program of the Russian Documentary Film Festival which opens in New York on Friday.
Most films tell about the Russian province, the Russian North and the arts and crafts of the people of Russia.
The film Eye of God starring prominent actors Oleg Tabakov and Yevgeny Mironov will open the festival.
The director, Leonid Parfenov, dedicated this film to the 100th anniversary of the Moscow Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
The program of the festival also includes meetings with directors and the festival per se is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Novy Zhournal, the oldest literary edition of the Russian emigration in the US.