Russian Video what we are watching today is an old Soviet Movie “Alexandr Nevskiy” (Alexander Nevsky) made by genial Russian film director Sergey Eisenstein in 1938. Great music by genial Sergey Prokofiev was composed for this movie! And we will watch a whole movie with English subtitles.
It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz’, or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod.
Read more about the movie “Alexander Nevsky” in Wikipedia.
For our readers who likes old movies.
We already published:
The Queen of Spades (Пиковая дама), 1916 film Russian movie with English subtitles on Pushkin’s short story with the same name by movie director Yakov Protazanov.
The Overcoat (Шинель), 1926 film Russian/Soviet movie on Gogol’s short story with the same name by movie directors Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg.
Svet and Kyle
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