on 22 March 2013
Everything first class." I had been recommended this short docu-drama and I was not disappointed. If you like detective stories then this is a must for you, especially as it happened in real life. Young Aunt Moura, a femme fatale, got caught up in all the activities before, during and after the Russian revolution and when the distrust between west and east was at its height. Was she a double-agent or was she just trying to stay alive in a very difficult period of history? She was associated with many artistic and literary people, including Maxim Gorky whom she lived with for many years, and H.G. Wells, who even proposed to her. She also has a direct link to present-day politics in the UK - but this you have to find out for yourselves...riveting!
on 16 May 2013
This well produced drama documentary gives us an insight into the life of an amazing, unique and fascinating Russian woman who lived through the turbulent Russian revolution and its aftermath using her beauty and intelligence to survive. Did she actually work for the Bolsheviks is the question Collingridge poses? Moura was his great-great-aunt and he wanted to investigate the likelihood of her being involved with them. He found little evidence in the Russian archives thus concluding that it was unlikely although not impossible that she may have been. Moura was also the great-great-aunt of Nick Clegg. This is a must watch fascinating DVD.