History of the Russian State, The

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Type: historical reenactment
Genre: animation
Year of production: 2008
Duration: 500x5 minutes
Directed by: Valeriy Babich
Written by: Aleksandr Babich
Production designer: Valeriy Babich
Music by: Boris Kukoba
This visually stunning multi-episode series is based upon the writings of the celebrated 19th century Russian historian, Nikolai Karamzin and covers the history of the Russian state from its foundation in 862 up until the ‘Time of Troubles’ from 1606 to 1613.

The episodes graphically and brilliantly illustrate the events in Russia’s long and dramatic history with powerful images created by the latest state-of-the-art 3D CGI animation techniques (75% animation: 25% graphics) giving a new dimension to this invaluable literary work, bringing it to life in a beautifully creative interpretation by masters of the art of computer animation.