He has quite a filmography, which includes Taxi-Blyuz (1990), Luna Park (1992), Svadba (2000), Oligakrh (2002), Bedniye rodstvenniki (2005), The Island (Ostrov) (2006), Vetka
sireni (2007), Tsar (2009), and The Conductor (Dirizhyor) (2012).
Following the Petrusite detonation that left the planet Helghan in ashes in KillZone 3, the Vetkans grant refuge to Helghast survivors on the planet Vetka
, allowing them to inhabit half the planet.
The book's title, literally "Imperial Branch," is a pointed double entendre, for vetka
(branch) may also be the branch of a railway line and, in the case in point, the line to Tsarskoe Selo, site of the school made immortal by its pupil Aleksandr Pushkin, as well as, more recently by the director of the local high school (gimnaziia), Innokenty Annensky, and his pupils Nikolai Gumilev and Anna Akhmatova.
Papsuyevka, near Vetka
in southeastern Belarus, is only ninety miles north of Chernobyl.