Leonid Parfyonov is a one-of-a-kind television producer, host, writer, creator. His shows about recent history, "Namedni," remain a landmark in Russian television, followed by films about the Pushkin Museum, The Russian Empire, and his three-part series, “Russian Jews.
Parfyonov has planned a trilogy of trilogies, as it were, about three national groups that became part of Russia — and not part of Russia — in a very particular way: maintaining national identity, having a national identity perceived differently in Russia, and playing an important role in the history, culture and life of the government. He has done his first series on Russian Jews, plans one on Russian Germans, and is now premiering his first film in another three-part series, “Russian Georgians.” Here it is on his YouTube channel. (No subtitles, alas.)