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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

TV Serie on the 15th Century Grand Duchess of Russia

"SOPHIA epic TV series earlier this winter in eight one hour episodes following the life of famous princess Sophia of the Byzantine royal line of Palaiologos who became the Grand Duchess of Moscow and later on the grandmother of legendary Ivan the Terrible, the first Tsar of All Russia. Below you can check out the magnificent video for the epic song ' ' (I Believe You) from the opening sequence performed by singer Grigory Leps of the lavish series which had more than one thousand costumes for the cast!

The second half of the 15th century. Grand Duke of Moscow Ivan III (Yevgeny Tsyganov) takes an offer by ambassadors from Rome to marry princess Zoe (Mariya Andreyeva) of an ancient Byzantine Palaiologos family. He sends voivode Khromoy and a monetary master Ivan Fryazin to Rome, who bring Zoe to Moscow, where she takes a new name after rebaptism SOPHIA. She did not meet the expectations of the Pope to expand an influence of the Catholic Church in Russia. The attempts to send emissaries with the aim of urging Sophia to follow the line of Rome and further killing her end in failure. The most notable moments of Ivan III's rule are shown, including: the war with Novgorod Republic, disagreement and further peace with Ivan's brothers (Boris and Andrey Bolshoy), victory over Golden Horde, and also opposition of Sophia with a wife of Ivan's elder son Elena."

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Grelber27 Feb 2017 9:51 p.m. PST

Looks interesting, but doesn't seem to be available through Amazon just now.
Her uncle would have been Constantine XI, the last Byzantine emperor.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


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