Monday, November 26, 2018

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON LAVISH RUSSIAN EPIC TV SAGA ON FAMOUS 16TH CENTURY TSAR BORIS GODUNOV WITH SERGEI BEZRUKOV AND SVETLANA KHODCHENKOVA

  'GODUNOV'
NEW RUSSIAN EPIC TV SAGA
The series is currently airing in Russia
We are continuing, and also finishing in grand style, our Russian Weekend today with a short spotlight on lavish Russian television saga GODUNOV which is, if the spy is right and when was he not, currently airing on Russian national broadcaster Rossiya 1! This sixteen episode series depicts the struggle for the throne, unrequited love, betrayal, intrigues, passions and trials of the 16th century rule of famous Boris Godunov (the first non Rurikid tsar of Russia) during which the future of the Russian state was being decided. Sadly, the end of his reign has pushed Russia into the
The series is based on Konstantin Badigin's novel Shipwreck near the island of hope
infamous Time of Troubles during which a third of population died from famine and which will end, after many years of turmoil, uprisings and usurpations, with the rise of the Romanov dynasty.

  THE STORY OF GODUNOV
set in the late 16th century,  revolves around tsar Boris Godunov and his family, covering the period from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to the accession of Mikhail Romanov to the throne. In the centre of the plot is the fate of the
Sergei Bezrukov is portraying tsar Boris Godunov in the series
Godunov family, from tsar Boris Godunov (Sergei Bezrukov), his wife tsarina Maria Godunova (played by our favourite Russian superstar Svetlana
Tsar Fedor Romanov, tsar Boris Godunov, and tsar Ivan the Terrible!
Khodchenkova), his sister Irina (who was married to the previous tsar and was childless which is how Boris managed to seize the throne. She is played by
Tsarina Irina, tsarina Mariya, princess Xenia!
Anna Mihalkova) and daughter Xenia (who will later on become the mother of the first tsar from the Romanov dynasty. She is played by Mariya Andreyeva)! Famous tsar Ivan the Terrible is played by Sergei Makovetzkiy.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The rule of Boris Godunov, who was of Tatar origin, was at first prosperous and popular among the people as he brought many educational and social reforms by allowing foreign teachers to work in Russia and sending young
Prince Fedor, queen Maria of Livonia, and prince Vasiliy
Russians to study abroad and allowing certain religious freedoms in the empire. Later on, sadly, his rule gave birth to the institution of serfdom in its most oppressive form during which the peasants were turned into slaves. 

12 comments:

  1. 16th century, and Russia, so many things to watch...sounds great, beautiful costumes!

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    1. hope the French will make us something similar after Versailles :)

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  2. The name Boris Godunov is well known if not from history (first chosen king of Russia), then from the monumental opera by Mussorsky based on Pushkin's epic.

    The TV series is good news. We're in for a great feast.
    The poster of Serghei Bezrukov is stunning,
    and I like the sound track in the trailer.

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    1. yes, and we love Pushkin ever so much. I used to recite him often in high school :) Do they air Russian series in Israel, given that they make a certain percent of your population?

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  3. There's, indeed, a substantial percent of russian speaking people in Israel. Whoever wishes to watch russian news, movies, various events has the proper options to do so.

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    1. That's lovely indeed! Hope Russia sends someone nice to Eurosong next year in your city! I bet the audience in Israel won't boo them like the uncaught idiots in Western Europe do every year.

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  4. 16 episode saga sounds intriguing. Sounds like the modern day Royals show that was cancelled, but with a historic Russian story line. Guess that goes to show that no matter how much time has passed, we'll continue to have the same struggles.

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    1. I can imagine drooling over Prince Fedor like we did over Prince Liam :)

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  5. Looks promising. The only Russion movie I've ever seen was an animation about a little kid on a donkey, and they had to jump into boiling water to please the tzar. Don't remember the name of that movie.

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    1. That was probably The Humpbacked Horse, not a donkey! Konek Gorbunok in Russian! One of the loveliest fairy tales ever. Russian ones are tons better than Grim and Andersen ones.

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    2. THAT'S the one! You're a genius. I've been trying to finding this movie since the stone ages.

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    3. I've had picture books somewhere...

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