Here is the 1996 documentary entitled, Last of the Czars, that you may enjoy watching over the weekend.
“When he came to power in 1689, Tsar Peter the Great began to force through the modernisation of Russia. But one country fascinated him: the France of Louis XIV. He went there in 1717. The Palace of Versailles and Peterhof Palace invite you to discover this famous voyage.”
Subtitled for those who do not speak French nor Russian.
Also, on opening day, beginning at 1:30 PM, there will be a lecture from Dr. Mally, Professor of History, Emeritus, from the University of California, Irvine. During the lecture, Dr. Mally will:
… examine the famous Russian jeweler, Carl Fabergé, and how he established his global reputation during the reigns of Russia’s last two tsars… Dr. Mally [will also] explore how we can use Fabergé’s work as a way to understand the social, political, and cultural upheaval that eventually led to the end of the Russian empire.
If you happen to live in southern California or will be visiting the area why not visit this special exhibition? It ends on January 6, 2013. 🙂
Source: Bowers Museum
Here is the History Channel’s well-known documentary, Russia: Land of the Tsars. If you have never seen this long program I highly recommend that you watch it. It’s incredibly fascinating. 🙂
Here is the documentary, Peter the Great: The Tyrant Reformer, produced by American television network, Biography. The program is okay; nevertheless, it’s a decent introduction to those who are unfamiliar with the famous Russian emperor.
Here is the final documentary for today entitled, The Last Grand Duchess. This series traces the life of H.I.H. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia the daughter of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia. So far the program is quite interesting.
Click the links below to watch: