This never-before-translated film series tells the story of Russia's early history with professional narration, colourful illustrations, and a soundtrack reminiscent of ancient royalty and medieval castles
The Russian Primary Chronicle, also known as the "Tale of Bygone Years", was written by a monk named Nestor in the early 12th century. It provides a detailed account of the early history of the eastern Slavs. The first episode began with the three sons of Noah, the tower of Babel, and the blessing of St. Andrew the apostle. The second episode is about founding the city of Kiev. This third episode takes us to the year 907, when Prince Oleg led his warriors in an attack against the Greeks.
Returning to their Christian roots, Russian filmmakers are making quality films, promoting traditional values. Perfect for kids, this film series tells the story of Russia's early history with professional narration, colorful illustrations, and a soundtrack reminiscent of ancient royalty and medieval castles.
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There are 24 episodes, each about 7 minutes long. The entire series combined is about 3 hours in length. The never-before-translated third episode is available here for you to enjoy with your family. Please write in the comments section below, to let us know if you would like to see additional episodes made available. This version includes English subtitles:
Here are links for episode one and episode two.
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