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Title: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: Vladik on July 30, 2010, 05:02:04 AM
(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/100167/16765.t.jpg)

You can watch online the free Russian Orthodox movie The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium

http://www.vizantia.info/docs/73.htm

Or download it for free: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/kino/byzantine-6a60a0.wmv
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: Iconodule on July 30, 2010, 09:15:08 AM
You'll learn more about the political ideology of Vladimir Putin and company than you will about the Byzantine empire watching this. It skips around history like crazy.
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: Fabio Leite on July 30, 2010, 09:34:19 AM
True. But I like the CG reconstruction of the empire. The demonizing of the West is the problem with the piece though. It could have less of a problem if the video confessed that the worst infection from the West that Russia got was socialism though.
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: stashko on July 30, 2010, 02:22:31 PM
I liked the Film, it's Great... Thanks For Sharing It Vladika..... ;D

Благослови Боже ,Свету Мајку Русију..Срби И Русси Вечна Брача....... ;D
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: Vladik on July 31, 2010, 10:47:13 AM
You'll learn more about the political ideology of Vladimir Putin and company than you will about the Byzantine empire watching this. It skips around history like crazy.

Though... it seems that you are right.
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: Vladik on July 31, 2010, 10:47:49 AM
Срби И Русси Вечна Брача....... ;D

Аминь.  :)
Title: Re: The fall of an empire—the Lesson of Byzantium
Post by: rakovsky on July 31, 2010, 12:38:57 PM
True. But I like the CG reconstruction of the empire. The demonizing of the West is the problem with the piece though. It could have less of a problem if the video confessed that the worst infection from the West that Russia got was socialism though.

It's not necessarily Putin's ideology, since Putin was ok with socialism.

There are all kinds of Russian rightwing groups. Some of them are monarchist anti-soviet, others racist, others pro-Stalin etc. So a Russian-nationalist video doesn't necessarily reflect Putin's ideas per se.

As with ROCOR, the OCA, and the MP in the US, there are different strains within the Orthodox church over there. You can find Stalin=Saint, Ivan Terrible=Saint, Nicholas II=Saint, women needn't wear veils, women need veils etc movements, to varying degrees of official acceptance and size. One time I saw a brochure called "Monarchy or People-Rule", and the "People Rule" part showed a puppet on strings.
The point is, that some monarchist or anti-western views may reflect official ideas, but others may not.