The Romanovs: The Last 100 Years is a new Russian made documentary which attempts to unravel the reasons behind the downfall of the monarchy in 1917. This 90 minute video includes a rich collage of vintage film footage of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, historic re-enactments using contemporary Russian actors, and interviews. Among those interviewed are Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Prince Rostislav Rostislavovich, as well as the chief investigator and criminologist from the Russian Investigative Committee, Vladimir Soloviev, who recently investigated the murders of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The documentary explores the Sokolov investigation, as well as the numerous Romanov impostors that created headlines over the past century, the Ekaterinburg remains, a look at the modern day members of Russian Imperial House, the burial of Tsar Nicholas II at St. Petersburg in July 1998, and much more. The narration is in Russian, however, do not allow that to stop you from enjoying the wonderful images and historic film footage of the Imperial family of Russia, filmed before the Revolution. This documentary is the most comprehensive to date on the Romanov dynasty in the 20th century, absolutely fascinating!
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 18 November, 2013