War is a family affair. This is a story of events that happened 70 years ago (WWII), continuing to influence the lives of several generations of one Russian family. This is intimate portrait, and thus unique perspective from an outsider's perspective, of the Litvin family whose members, from generation to generation, display a consistently unconventional approach to the issue of war, which remains of utmost importance up to the present day in the growing aggressive rhetoric of modern Russia. The Head of the "Litvin clan" is 90 year-old Nikolay Timofeyevich Litvin, a private in the Soviet army who took part in military action at the front during the Second World War. Despite his advanced years Nikolay is bright and cheerful and appreciates life in all its variety. He is even brave enough to dream about doing a parachute jump! "The War and Peace of Private Litvin" - a brief summary of a long family life, the center of which is strong shocks - war.