Tuesday, May 5, 2009

21 Up Born In the USSR

Finally!!! I can hardly hide my excitement! I've been waiting for this film to come out ever since I saw it at Lewis and Clark a few years ago. The director (who came to L & C for the premier) and his crew have been filming a group of young kids ever since they were 7 years old. They hunted them down when they were 14 years of age and now for this film, when they are 21. I was intrigued by their stories not only because I share the same age as the stars of this film, but also because I too, was born in the country (USSR) that does not exist anymore and often wonder what my life would have been like if my family never immigrated to the U.S. Heather, Tanya, Karina, Vera, and all of my other Russian readers or readers who are interested in anything Russian, I know you will enjoy this.

Part 1

Watch Born in the USSR: 21 Up [Part 1] in Entertainment | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Part 2

Watch Born in the USSR: 21 Up [Part 2] in Entertainment | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Part 3

Watch Born in the USSR: 21 Up [Part 3] in Entertainment | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com


  1. Wow, thanks for posting this Zhenya! 21 is definitely more exciting than 14. The teenage years for these kids were pretty depressing.


  2. Thanks so much for posting this! It's awesome to see all those things that we went through; but we didn't have it as bad as some of those kids...

  3. Thanks for posting this - I've watched the British version of this for years and was fascinated when the Russian 7up version was made. I've searched periodically for the follow up and never did see 14. But 21 is really interesting. Thanks again.

  4. Zhenya,

    Any announcement board for the events like this at L&C and beyond please? For the ones who also reside in PDX metro area..

    Merci d'avance

  5. Wow , Sorry im a few months late , but i saw this on SBS channel in Australia last night . what a powerful documentary looking for other series as well now .
    Thankyou .
    Cheers !

  6. Where can you view 14 up?

  7. Can someone please tell me about Katya from 7 Up.
    I can't find 14 up and she is not mentioned in 21 up segment that is available on Veoh.
    Thank you, looking forward to response.
    Shirl Moore

  8. It was several years ago so my memory isn´t that good. But didn´t one kid commit suicide?

    1. No, one girl attempted suicide, but she survived.
      As for Katya, she refused to be in 21up, but she has returned in 28up.

  9. Actually it was Asya who returned in 28. Katya has been in all the films.

  10. I can't view on this web page, is there another location where i can watch?

  11. I am not able to view videos on this web site, is there another location I can watch