Respublika ShKID

The action takes place in St. Petersburg in the early 1920s. In the country as reported in the credits, 4 million children are homeless. Juvenile offenders are caught by the Cheka and distributed across boarding schools and gated colonies. School leaders and colonies, teachers-enthusiasts choose their pupils themselves. Prison waits for those who are not taken into rehabilitation. Vikniksor, director of the school-commune named after Dostoevsky, prepares the teaching staff and personnel in welcoming the first set of students. They set the table for breakfast but no one comes to the dining room: after having breakfast in the dormitory as usual the street children take from janitor Meftahutdyn keys to the gate and leave the school. Read more on Wikipedia.