Lost Legacy (2013)
18min · Biography · 17 August 2013
Feature-documentary film about a prominent Armenian oil magnate, industrialist, financier, and a philanthropist. His family was one of the richest of their times. The film focuses not on the personality of Alexander Mantashev, but on his elder son Levon Mantashev, also a talented businessman. Their family lost a tremendous part of their capital as a result of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russian Empire. It was a great shock for capitalists who worked and created in Russia of that time. After the death of Mantashev his heirs inherited a tremendous fortune, approximately 30 million rubles. The part of which they managed to take with them immigrating to France. Eventually the whole inherited legacy of Mantashev was lost, but the question is whether the creation of Soviet union was the only reason of the loss of heritage or there was another reason too...
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