The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927) 1h 30min · Documentary · 11 March 1927
In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and economic differences. Russia is for the most part still an agrarian society, but capitalism and its industries are growing. In 1914 Russia gets involved in the First World War. Czar Nicholas II declares a general mobilization. A vast number of peasants and workers have to go to the front as soldiers. After three years the country is ruined by the war, and there is a shortage of provisions. In February 1917 workers begin striking in the capital, Petrograd. Their protests are soon joined by soldiers. A complete anarchy is threatening the country, when the parliament, called the duma, reorganizes the power structure by forming a new Provisional Government. At the same time the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies forms another ruling body at the City Hall of Petrograd. In this situation czar Nicholas II sees no other possibility than to resign from his government. On the 4th of March 1917 he declares his abdication from the throne. The new Provisional Government and its war minister Kerensky continue the war. This presents an opportunity for the Bolsheviks to organize demonstrations and to persuade the workers and soldiers to overthrow the Provisional Government and seize power themselves. - Written by Maths Jesperson {}
Director(s): Esfir Shub
High Speed Torrents

Members Area

Latest Movies

Summer 7min · Short, Drama · 6.4/10
Rhapsody 15min · Short, Drama · 6.8/10
Greta's Guide to the Galaxy 1h 13min · Documentary
Blind Vaysha 8min · Animation, Short · 7.7/10
Boo! A Madea Halloween 1h 43min · Comedy, Horror · 6.1/10