While I lived in Russia under Boris Yeltsin not many memorable war movies were made. In fact, I can´t remember a single one. In recent years, whatever one thinks of Vladimir Putin, things have improved on that front. Here follow some movie tips.
In the movie "The Star" (2002) one gets to follow a group of army scouts during Operation Bagration:
In "9th Company" the main characters are part of the Soviet airborne forces in Afghanistan:
In "Attack on Leningrad" (2009) the story of the siege of Leningrad is told in a very fictional story - but it is still well worth seeing. NB its more of a drama than a classic war movie though.
"We Are From the Future" (2008) is a mix of WWII and science fiction. Here follows one of my favourite scenes from it, which starts off as a scene from a traditional Soviet war movie but then turns into something very different when the four visitors from the future introduce some tunes from Russia of the 21st century. Watching this scene will not, I think, spoil the experience of watching the whole film, and there are many scenes as good as this one IMHO:
Here is the trailer for the 2010 sequel:
You´ll find plenty of other clips from these and other Russian war movies on Youtube. The DVDs are sold in Russia and in some cases also in the west. The Leningrad-movie being most easily available.