1/ A team of three or four men on horses plow through heavy snow in a forest thick with sickly little winter trees. Behind them is another man on a sled being pulled by two horses.
Caption: Russia. 1910.
2/ A wolf hauls ass through a gorge, kicking up a large cloud of the powdery snow that blankets everything.
Caption: With every sinew strained, he hurtles.
3/ The wolf comes to the edge of the forest and out onto a white plain. Behind him is a pack of dogs. The wolf is only several lengths ahead and losing.
Caption: The hunt for wolves is on.
4/ The hunters. They watch unconcerned. This is not their first hunt.
Hunter: Легкая работа.
5/ An aerial shot of the unfolding event and the surrounding landscape. The outline of the forest mimics the outline of Russia.
Caption: The hounds bark themselves sick // As the beaters break and run // And the snow turns red with flags and blood. // - Vladimir Vysotsky, 1968