On May 9, four leading TV channels of the Syrian Arab Republic - Syria TV, Alikhbaria Syria, Sama TV and Syria Drama TV -broadcasted the Russian documentary "St. Andrew's flag" created by the "T24" TV channel for the first time. Shots of the first combat campaign of the Russian carrier strike group to the Mediterranean Sea were seen by millions of people in Syria, other countries of the Arab world, as well as in Europe, Australia, North and South America.
The documentary of the "T24" TV channel, a part of the Russian media company Digital Television Russia, shows the unprecedented transfer of Russian Navy ships from the Northern Fleet base to the shores of Syria, as well as the real combat work of a group of ships and aircraft.
The film "St. Andrew’s flag" was based on exclusive video footage made by the "T24" channel crew during the 47-day maritime campaign of the Russian squadron led by the Russian Navy's flagship heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Kuznetsov”. The team has documented in details the flagship of the Russian Navy Northern Fleet the heavy nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser “Pyotr Velikiy”, large destroyer ships “Severomorsk” and “Vice Admiral Kulakov”.
More than a hundred unique combat flights including the most modern carrier-based aircrafts Mikoyan MiG-29K and Sukhoi Su-33 were shot during the operation. The crew was able to capture the first tests of the newest attack helicopters KA-52K Katran.
“The film aroused great interest not only in Syria, but also in many other countries. We are sure that in the end it will be seen all over the world," says Oleg Ternovoy, editor-in-chief of the TV channel "T24".
The work of the Russian squadron was shot from various angles, including unique technologies of "aerial" filming. For this purpose, the “T24” TV channel crew independently developed special engineering and technical solutions for video shooting, including structures for attaching cameras to fuselages of combat aircraft and helicopters. The team brought to Russia more than two hundred hours of the original video materials, on the basis of which the television content capable of satisfying the most demanding viewer audience was produced.
As the satellite television channel “Syria TV” broadcasts on different continents the Russian documentary could be watched not only in the Arab world but also in Europe, Australia, North and South America.
On the same day - May 9 - the premiere of the "St. Andrew’s flag" was broadcasted on “TV Most” in the Republic of Serbia. Thus, the international premiere of the film took place at once on five foreign TV channels.
The film is translated into Chinese, Arabic, and English - soon "St. Andrew’s flag" will be available to a wide audience in different parts of the world.