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The beginning of XI century in Russia or Rus. Kievan Rus is composed of the principalities that are governed by the sons of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev. Princes with their men collect tribute then sending it to their father in Kiev. In the north-east of Russia is the most distant principality of Kiev - Rostov. Prince Vladimir sends his son Yaroslav to rule in Rostov, when he turns 11 years old. Jaroslav grows under the tutelage of the boyars, who run the principality, while he is small. Growing up, Jaroslav takes power into their own hands, expanding the principality, and attaches the new lands. But this is not an easy task. Bandit gangs keep ruling in the woods, along the roads and rivers . Their main occupation is the slave trade. Gangs sell people to the Bulgars and the Khazars, and they send the slaves for resale to the lower reaches of the Volga. More and more often the Jaroslav's squad, goes for tribute and finds empty, ransacked settlements of the tribes Meria. Rostov region ...Written by
one of the films who seduce. for the mixture of different elements who creates a new form of fairy tale. for the delicate frame of scenes. for the spirit of legend. for the beauty of image. for the heroic values. it is not a blockbuster. only an exercise for self definition. like many historical films from the East. the real story of Yaroslav is closed in the history books. the film is only lesson about his values, about his courage and honesty, about the characters around him, about the victories, errors and the virtues who preserves the force of faith. so, it is far to be a surprise. or a bad movie. it is a remember. and seductive meeting with the Russian past.
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