It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by
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The mighty epic of 13th Century Russia...of the "Battle on the Ice" when the invading German hordes led by the Teutonic Knights were driven from the soil of Russia - forever.
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Propaganda 1 Pro-communism/Russia: the call for peasants to rise up and defeat the invaders; the involvement of a woman (Vasilisa) in the army and at the forefront of the struggle; the banishment of the moneyed men (the bourgeoisie) from the town as the peasants arrive; the forgiveness of the Russian people to the foot soldiers of the Teutonic knights (because they were forced to serve the knights). See more
Alexander Nevsky's helmet changes several times from one with eye protectors (looking like glasses) to one with just a nose protector. See more
I've had my fill of slaughter... one day fighting, two days moping. I thought of going down the Volga to give my ax some play, but melancholy overtook me.
You should enter a monastery.
I've an affair of the heart in mind! If nothing comes of it, then I will join the monks!
Ignat - the Master Armorer
The bear enters the monastery to steal the offerings from off the altar!
[They both laugh at Buslai
Referenced in Red Dawn