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Topic: GD Sergei Alexandrovich
This documentary tells about the life and work for the benefit of Holy Russia, of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna and the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich.
Married in 1884, they shared a great love and shared a deep Christian life up until 1905 when the Grand Duke Sergei was murdered by terrorists in Moscow. His wife gave up her privileged life at the Russian Imperial Court and became a nun. She founded the Martha and Mary Convent in Moscow dedicated to helping the downtrodden in Moscow. In 1918, she was arrested by the Bolsheviks and murdered at Alapeyevsk.
This documentary, made in 2009, tells their story through vintage photographs and film footage, diary and letter excerpts, and more. It is the second of more than 20 films entitled The Romanov Project.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 10 April, 2012