THE EMPIRE OF THE STROGANOFFS

THE EMPIRE OF THE STROGANOFFS

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1806
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Alexander Krivonos
    2000, 30 mins.
    Purchase: $210 Rental: $125



    Chronicles the 500-year history of the Stroganoff family in Russia. At first they were wealthy peasants, later industrialists and colonizers of new lands. They developed the Russian North, the Urals and Siberia, building towns and fortresses in those vast territories. Later, the Stroganoffs became aristocrats and noted patrons of the arts. After the 1917 revolution, the Stroganoffs left Russia, but left behind towns and churches, the Stroganoff breed of horses, the recipe for Beef Stroganoff, Siberia as Russian territory, and many paintings in museums. Featuring a visit to Russia by Baroness Helene de Ludinghausen (Stroganoff), the last member of this noble Russian family, the video shows how the Stroganoffs cultivated their style in everything from architecture, icon painting, and applied art, to home life and even cuisine.

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    "Narration by the Baroness is in a pleasantly European accented voice, and photography of present day scenes, as well as iconographic scenes of drawings, is sharp and technically excellent."
    School Library Journal