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Last of the Czars Series The Romanov family ruled Russia for 300 years until the dynasty came to a violent end in 1918 at the hands of Leninís Bolsheviks. This definitive series uses a wealth of rare film footage, letters, photos, and interviews with czarist-era survivors to present a thorough biography of the last Russian royal familyóNicholas, Alexandra, and their five childrenóand the cataclysmic events that swept them away. A Discovery Channel Production. (3-part series, 47 minutes each)The Series Includes:
Last of the Czars: Nicky and Alix,  Last of the Czars: The Shadow of Rasputin, Last of the Czars: Death of the Dynasty  
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Last of the Czars: Death of A Dynasty Decades of social unrest coupled with the privations of Word War I brought Russia to revolution; yielding to the peopleís will, Czar Nicholas II abdicated the throne. This finely crafted program presents the final years of the Romanovs, from the outbreak of revolt and the return of Lenin to their brutal execution, the culmination of the Bolshevik leaderís lifelong plan of revenge. The program uses an incredible array of rare film footage, diaries, letters, and interviews with survivors of the era, to include Prince Nicholas Romanov, the present head of the family. DNA evidence is also examined, proving finally the identities of the Romanov remains. A Discovery Channel Production. (47 minutes, color) (C)1996 VHS12105
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Last of the Czars: Nicky & Alix What this intimate portrait makes apparent is that Czar Nicholas II and his wife remained lovers and devoted parents; shy, kindly, and dangerously naÔve, they retreated from the empireís realities to the safety of a close-knit family. The program looks at the courtship and early years of "Nicky and Alix"óNicholas, heir to the Russian throne, and Alexandra, granddaughter of Englandís Queen Victoria. This period sees the birth of their four daughters and son, Alexei. Rare films of the era include footage of Nicholas IIís coronation over 100 years ago. Interviews, photos, and letters from the Romanov Archive in Moscow enhance the narrative. A Discovery Channel Production. (47 minutes, color) (C)1996 VHS12103
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Last of the Czars: The Shadow of Rasputin After four daughters, Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra finally had a son, the long-awaited heir to the Russian throne; what they kept secret was that Alexei was born with hemophilia. As this program shows, the royal coupleís desperation to save their son led them to put their total trust, politically as well as medically, in reputed mystic Gregory Rasputin. With World War I raging and Alexandra thought to be a German spy by the Russian people, the Czarís reputation was further damaged by the rumors surrounding Rasputin. Firsthand accounts, diary entries, rare footage, and some of the Czarís own photographs bring to life this strange chapter in the Romanov saga. A Discovery Channel Production. (47 minutes, color) (C)1996 VHS12104
DVD12104
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