The Emancipation of the Serfs

Episode 805 The Emancipation of the Serfs

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Summary

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Tsar Alexander II's 1861 decree that freed 30 million Russians from serfdom, an act of reform that followed Russia's defeat in the Crimean War.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Producer Simon Tillotson
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