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Secrets of the Palace Revolutions. Russia, XVIII Century

“Secrets of the Palace Revolutions” is a big historical project, directed by Svetlana Druzhinina – an acknowledged Russian director, best known for the trilogy “Gardemariny”.

After Emperor Peter I killed his only heir prince Alexey and issued the Decree of Succession, which provided that the Tsar would choose his own successor. But Peter I himself  failed to do so before his death in 1725.

In the decades that followed, the absence of clear rules of succession left the monarchy open to intrigues, plots, coups, and countercoups.

The series has 10 Films, and follows the reign of Romanov dynasty during the Era of The era of Palace Revolutions.

Production: Russia, 2001-2016
Duration: 10 films
Director: Svetlana Druzhinina