November 01, 2017

Walling Off Matilda



Walling Off Matilda

Russian authorities would like to mark the centennial year of the Russian revolutions by stressing the unity of the country, to show that past strife has long since been replaced by stability.

But, as Russia approaches the end of 2017, tempers are flaring around a biopic about Nicholas II’s love affair with the ballerina Mathilde Kschessinska.

Old debates die hard.


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