World War Zero

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Type: historical reenactment
Genre: docudrama
Year of production: 2016
Number of episodes: 4
Directed by: Denis Bespalyi
Written by: Andrey Nazarov, Andrey Burovskiy, Vasiliy Shevtsov
Production designer: Mikhail Gavrilov
Director of photography: Ivan Barkhvart
Music by: Maksim Voitov
Cast: Oleg Anoshkin, Dmitriy Yachevskiy, Anatoliy Bober, Dmitriy Eremenko, Yuriy Pimkin, Viktor Bashinskiy, Yulia Kharkovskaya, Vyacheslav Kramarev, Valeriy Lukyanov
The War of 1853-1856 is most often known as The Crimean War. But the battle for the Crimea was only one episode of a much bigger war. The confrontation between the Russian Empire on the one hand and the Allied Forces of the British Empire, France, Turkey and the Kingdom of Sardinia on the other affected a huge territory stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In fact, it was a war for world domination - in effect a world war.
What were the overt and covert reasons that caused the confrontation between the great powers in the middle of the XIX century? How it all started and what role the Russian Empire ultimately played on the world political stage is all told in this challenging and insightful new four-part documentary series, WORLD WAR 0.