Splendor and Misery of the Last Tsarinas

From Catherine the Great up until the last Russian Empress all the ‘Russian’ Tsarinas were, in fact, German. This was not because the path of true love led them straight to Petrograd, but the result of European power play at the highest level. These are the dramatic stories of these women, torn between strategic marriages, the longing for true love and the shackles of European power politics.
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Overview

From Catherine the Great up until the last Russian Empress all the ‘Russian’ Tsarinas were, in fact, German. This was not because the path of true love led them straight to Petrograd, but the result of European power play at the highest level. These are the dramatic stories of these women, torn between strategic marriages, the longing for true love and the shackles of European power politics.

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Splendor and Misery of the Last Tsarinas

01: Splendor and Misery of the Last Tsarinas

From Catherine the Great up until the last Russian Empress all the ‘Russian’ Tsarinas were, in fact, German. This was not because the path of true love led them straight to Petrograd, but the result of European power play at the highest level. These are the dramatic stories of these women, torn between strategic marriages, the longing for true love and the shackles of European power politics.

51 min