Russia: People and Events
Show hosts: Lyubov Tsarevskaya
Ivan Shmelev was the ultimate Russian author. Born to religious parents in Moscow in 1873, he inherited from them an unbending faith in supreme justice and high moral standards. Ivan Shmelev spent his childhood years in Moscow’s Zamoskvorechye district, traditionally inhabited by merchants, the petty bourgeois and factory workers.
There are people of so many accomplishments living such eventful lives that any attempt to paint their full portrait is futile. One such person was Alexander Kolchak, a naval officer, Polar explorer and an anti-Bolshevik leader proclaimed Supreme Ruler of Russia. Our story is a tribute to this outstanding personality.