Russia vows to thwart extremist action over film about tsar’s affair

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Russian authorities promised on Wednesday they would thwart any extremist action by religious or nationalist activists angry about the forthcoming release of a new film about a love affair between Russia’s last tsar and a young ballerina.

“Matilda”, to be released internationally in late October, tells the tale of the late-19th century romance between Nicholas II, before he became tsar, and half-Polish dancer Matilda Kshesinskaya, who described the relationship in her memoirs.

Executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, Nicholas II is considered a martyr by the Russian...


Russia vows to thwart extremist action over film about tsar’s affair


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