St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, And Art On The Banks Of The Neva
- Russian History
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The beauty and the blood
Established in 1703 by the megalomaniacal Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis. It was a window to Europe and the Enlightenment, but so much of Russia’s unique literature, music, and dance was also created here. And for all its fairytale beauty, it has been a bloody hotbed of war and revolution, a place of siege and starvation, and the crucible for Lenin and Stalin’s power-hungry brutality.
St. Petersburg recreates the three hundred-year drama of this paradoxical and brilliant place, bringing us to the present day, when its fate hangs in the balance once more. Played out against murder, madness, and squalor and splendor in equal measure, it is an unforgettable portrait of a city and its people.
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|Release Date:||March 6, 2018|