Romanovs, The

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Type: TV series
Genre: docudrama
Year of production: 2013
Duration: 8x52 minutes
Directed by: Maksim Bespalyi
Written by: Marina Bandilenko, Marina Ulybysheva
Director of photography: Ivan Barkhvart
Producers: Valeriy Babich , Vlad Riashyn , Konstantin Ernst , Sergey Titinkov
Star Media and Babich Design proudly present a spectacular new television series commemorating the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Imperial dynasty.

The election of sixteen-year-old Mikhail I Fyodorovich Romanov to the Russian throne in 1613 marked the beginning of a dynasty which was to rule Russia and, from 1721, the Russian Empire for over 300 years.

The most vivid pages of Russian history and the establishment and consolidation of Russian state power are associated with the eighteen Russian Tsars of the House of Romanov which include such historic names as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Nicholas I and Alexanders I, II and III. The dynasty ended with the brutal assassination of the last Tsar, Nicholas II and his family by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg in 1917.

The Romanov dynasty played a hugely important role in world history, and the series highlights the life stories and characters of the tsars, recounting their rise to power and their contribution to the dynasty, their merits and their faults, their achievements and mistakes, their victories and defeats in war.

The series also examines the Russian form of 'Caesarism' as a system of state administration - its advantages and drawbacks and how the Russian state changed under the Romanov's rule.

THE ROMANOVS is told in eight epic one-hour episodes using a unique combination of magnificent CGI animation and dramatic reconstruction with careful and accurate attention paid to each period.