Peter the Great: The Testament

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Peter the Great: The Testament
Russian DVD cover
GenreHistorical drama
Created byVladimir Bortko
StarringAlexander Baluyev
Elizabeth Boyar
Irina Rozanova
Sergei Makovetsky
Valery Solovyev
Mikhail Boyarsky
Anna Kovalchuk
Theme music composerVladimir Dashkevich
Country of originRussia
Original languageRussian
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
ProducersAnton Zlatopolsky
Vladimir Bortko
Running time54 minutes
Production companiesReveille Eire
Showtime Networks
Original networkRossiya 1
NBC (United States)
Original release11 May 2011 (2011-05-11)

Peter the Great: The Testament is a Russian TV series about Peter the Great, made in 2011 and based on the novel by Daniil Granin's Evenings with Peter the Great. The film was produced by Studio 2-B-2 entertainment and was shown on Rossiya 1, the Russian TV channel and NBC, the American TV channel..


The film tells the story of the last years of the great monarch, Peter. He appears sick, lonely, and very concerned about those who leave their country. He wants to marry a princess before he will die, so that the throne will be secured for the future monarch. His companions, loyal before, are now only concerned about their own future and their future fate, after the death of the emperor. Who will get Russia and what will happen to the country after the death of the beloved Emperor?




The premiere took place on the channel "Rossiya 1" on May 14, 2011 (two series), and May 15 (two series) and NBC on May 21, 2011.

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Prizes and awards[edit]

  • The highest award of the city - Badge of Honor "For services to St. Petersburg" (BaltInfo 05/27/2011)
  • "The Order of Merit of Moldova", Mikhail Boyarsky and Elizabeth Boyar, "a sign of the high recognition of special achievements in the development of Moldovan-Russian cooperation in the field of culture and talent for the realization of artistic images of the Moldavian Ruler Dmitry Kantemir and Princess Mary Cantemir in the film" Peter the Great. Will. " (CP SP 29/10/2011) (28/10/2011 ("Arguments and Facts in St. Petersburg" 10/28/2011)