The New Greatness Case

The screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Denis Shedov, Researcher OVD-Info / former board Member HRDC Memorial
Moderator: Nora Wehofsits, International Advocacy Officer, Human Rights House Foundation

The event will be opened by Norwegian Minister Counsellor Eirik Nestås Mathisen.

About the film

Seventeen-year-old Anya Pavlikova is detained in Moscow with her friends, accused of attempting to violently overthrow the government of the Russian Federation under the banner of the extremist group New Greatness. None of them has any idea what awaits them.

Long before the invasion of Ukraine, it was common practice in Russia to prosecute "inconvenient persons" in order to crush any attempt at resistance. People have become accustomed to living in fear, resulting in obedience and indifference in some of them. The film's director documents the case of young people who set up a Telegram chat group, whose activities are presented to the public as extremely dangerous by the Russian regime with the help of secret agents. Statements forced out of the group’s founder by torture are making the rounds of the Russian internet. Anya Pavlikova is locked in a small cell with fifty other women. Her health is deteriorating rapidly. But the parents of the detainees will not stand idly by.


The New Greatness Case

Original Title

The New Greatness Case

Original Language



English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

Croatia, Finland, Norway


92 min.


Children and Youth, Dictatorships, Justice, Missuse of Power, Cost of Safety

Anna Shishova
Anna Shishova

The New Greatness Case