Biography: Peter the Great
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Towering over his people he was a physical giant determined to shatter tradition and force his nation into the modern world. By the time Peter the Great was finished building cities and conquering nations Russia had become a full-fledged empire. BIOGRAPHY traces the story of this strange and enigmatic figure from his childhood war games to the creation of one of the world's most beautiful cities. Peter established a navy westernized the army and brought science culture and medicine to Russia-yet he was also a ruthless and brutal leader known for torturing and executing his own son. Learn of his bizarre interests-including dentistry and an "All Drinking Senate"-and witness Russia's vast expansion. Myriad interviews extensive location footage and period excerpts and art illuminate the world of PETER THE GREAT the czar who forged an empire. DVD Features: Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.