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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics. Written by
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I liked this series very much although it started to drag during part 4. I was vaguely familiar with Russian history and thought the series was accurate; that is until I read some of the comments from those truly knowledgeable of Russian history.
But my main contribution to this forum is to recount what my wife (a Russian) said about the movie as we watched it. First of all, how would we Americans like it if a movie about Abraham Lincoln portrayed him as a man of average height? Peter the Great was about 6'8" or 6'9". She also wishes that they would have shown how Russians built boats in the North and had to carry them a long way over land (I think she meant when they attacked the Turks at Azov). The movie also neglected to show how Peter established Universities and sent students to study in Europe.
And as one other person commented, I wish they would have shown more of St. Petersburg and how it was built.
It seems that there is enough material here for a ten part series rather than four.
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