My Perestroika

My Perestroika is a Peabody Award-winning 2010 documentary film directed by Robin Hessman. It examines life during and after the USSR through the personal stories of five ordinary Russians, who speak about their Soviet childhood, the collapse of the USSR, and contemporary Russia.


There is no single narrator in the film. Instead, the stories are told by five inhabitants of Moscow, four of whom grew up together and were classmates from primary school through high school.