Peter the Great and Catherine the Great


The struggle of Peter the Great to open up Russia.


The struggle of Peter the Great to open up Russia, a landlocked nation, to the sea; and Catherine the Great’s desire to bring some of the values of Western civilisation into Russian daily life. Highlights include meetings with Peter the Great and Catherine the Great and a tour through the palaces and architectural splendour of St Petersburg. The second part of a six part series ‘Peter Ustinov’s Russia. This is history told with a difference in Peter Ustinov’s special brand of humour known to many who saw him on television as a raconteur. This series was made in 1986 soon after the accession to the top job in the then Soviet Union by Mikhail Gorbachev, a time of great optimism and a flowering of expression which had been suppressed for many years. Therefore it is not only a history of Russia’s past but also a picture of life at that special time.

This can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £2.00 View as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.

The Video on Demand Sale price is £15.00

Price may vary slightly above or below the stated price according to fluctuation between the £ and the $.

View trailer by clicking on Video on Demand button

Click the Video on Demand button to see the prices to rent (stream) or buy (download):
ideo on Demand