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Marina Frolova-Walker explores two very different aspects of 17th Century Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa: a historically important and controversial figure who continues to cause friction between Russia and Ukraine; and muse to a wealth of 19th century romantic artists, including Byron, Victor Hugo, Delacroix, Tchaikovsky and Liszt. Includes extracts from Byron's epic poem read by Sam Dale.

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20 minutes

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Fri 4 Feb 2011 19:50