Film historian, author, lecturer and curator Naum Kleiman is one of the most important advocates of film culture in contemporary Russia. He is an international authority on the work of Sergei Eisenstein and co-founder of the Eisenstein Memorial Flat and the Moscow State Central Cinema Museum. While working at the State Film Archive (Gosfilmofond), he was responsible for restoring Eisenstein's films Battleship Potemkin, October, General Line and Bezhin Meadow. He also prepared for publication Eisenstein's unfinished books Montage (1937), Method (1940-1947), Yo. Memories (1946), Non-indifferent Nature (1945-1947) and many unpublished articles.