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Andrei Konchalovsky – Russian Film Director

Can what was happening in Russia at the time of World War One help explain what is going on today?

In August 1914, 100 years ago, the five great powers of Europe declared war on one another. For countries like Britain, Germany and France the significance of World War One is regularly debated and commemorated. But what of that other great power, Russia? It also fought against Germany, but by the end of the war Tsar Nicholas II and his family had been murdered and the Bolshevik Revolution had brought Lenin to power.

How far does what was happening in Russia then, help explain what is going on today? Zeinab Badawi talks to the renowned Russian theatre and film director Andrei Konchalovsky.

Image: Andrei Konchalovsky. Credit: Getty

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Fri 8 Aug 2014 19:06GMT

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