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The Russian Life in Bloom is the biography of famed horticultural expert Ivan Michurin. The story traces Michurin's life from its humble beginnings to his eventual development of over 300 new plant varieties. The film manages to rabbet in a little propaganda, suggesting that Michurin could never have achieved his cross-breeding miracles without the support and encouragement of the Bolshevik revolutionaries. Grigori Belov stars as Michurin, while Feodor Grigoriev portrays the hero's chief rival, Professor...more