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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters

Season 1
Through the private and revealing letters of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, this two part docudrama, presented by Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, explores their complex love story and their role leading to the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Suzannah Lipscomb
English [CC]
Audio languages

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    March 31, 2019
    The birth of Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra's chronically ill son allowed controversial holy man Rasputin into the inner circles of the Romanovs. As Nicholas led his troops into war, his disconnect with the country grew ever further.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    March 31, 2019
    Discover how Nicholas II and his wife the Empress Alexandra’s complete misjudgment and lack of understanding led to the fall of the Russian Empire from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse.

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