- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 20, 2006
Building an empire spanning more than half the globe requires ruthlessness, diplomacy and brilliant engineering, not necessarily in that order.
- Emmy®-winning series hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller.
- Discover the history and culture of ancient societies through their engineering accomplishments.
- At its peak, the Russian Empire occupied one-sixth of the Earth’s landmass.
Join Peter Weller in a fascinating look at the architecture and infrastructure that not only characterized (think of the minarets near Red Square), but enabled (millions of miles of roadways), the globe-spanning Russian Empire.
At the height of its power the Russian Empire stretched across 15 times zones, incorporating nearly 160 different ethnicities. Building the infrastructure of this empire came at an enormous price. As Russia entered the 20th century, her expansion reached critical mass as her rulers pushed progress at an unsustainable pace and her population reacted in a revolution that changed history.
From the Moscow Kremlin, to the building of St. Petersburg, ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE examines the architecture and infrastructure that enabled the rise and fall of the Russian Empire.
In this episode, ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE again provides fascinating insight into the physical achievements of one of the world’s great societies.