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The small village of Yelan has lain hidden in the Siberian backwoods since time immemorial.
Siberiade revolves around two families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, who live in Yelan and who have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember. The Solomins, tended to be quite wealthy, but the Ustyuzhanins poor, so that when the Russian Revolution comes along, the Solomins refuse to acknowledge it (Siberia was the White Army's centre of operations). Nikolai Ustyuzhanin is a lone warrior against them. However, it will take a new generation of the two families to resolve this conflict, and set all right.
Towards the end of the film (the 1970s), Yelan is no longer a remote village, because the area is found to be full of oil, and this brings in new people, expansion etc to it, which in itself causes problems.
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