Defence of Sevastopol
Defence of Sevastopol is a 1911 historical war film about the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War
Crimean War
The Crimean War was a conflict fought between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining...

 and one of the most important films in the history of Russian cinema. It was the first feature film
Feature film
In the film industry, a feature film is a film production made for initial distribution in theaters and being the main attraction of the screening, rather than a short film screened before it; a full length movie...

 made in the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was the successor to the Tsardom of Russia and the predecessor of the Soviet Union...

 and it premiered on October 26 at the Livadia Palace
Livadia Palace
Livadia Palace was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family in Livadiya, Crimea in southern Ukraine. The Yalta Conference was held there in 1945, when the palace housed the apartments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and other members of the American delegation...

 of Tsar Nicolas II
Nicholas II of Russia
Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia, Grand Prince of Finland, and titular King of Poland. His official short title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias and he is known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church.Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until...


Film crew

  • Directors and writers: Vasily Goncharov
    Vasily Goncharov
    Vasily Mikhailovich Goncharov was a Russian film director and screenwriter, one of the pioneers of the film industry in the Russian Empire, who directed the first Russian feature film Defence of Sevastopol.-Filmography:...

     and Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
    Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
    Aleksandr Aleksejevich Khanzhonkov was Russia's first cinema entrepreneur. He produced Defence of Sevastopol, Russia's first feature film, and Ladislas Starevich's ground-breaking puppet animations....

  • Cinematographers: Louis Forestier and Aleksandr Ryllo
  • Artist: V. Fester
  • Composer: Georgiy Kozachenko
  • Consultant: Polkovnik
    Polkovnik is often a military rank in Slavic countries which corresponds to a colonel in English-speaking states. However, in the Ukraine, polkovnyk was an administrative rank similar to a governor...

     M. Lyakhov


  • A. Bibikov – graf Eduard Totleben
    Eduard Totleben
    Eduard Ivanovich Totleben was a Baltic German military engineer and Imperial Russian Army general. He was in charge of fortification and sapping work during a number of important Russian military campaigns.-Early life:...

  • Pavel Biryukov
  • B. Borisov
  • Aleksandra Goncharova
  • Borus Gorin-Goryainov
  • Andrei Gromov – admiral Pavel Nakhimov
    Pavel Nakhimov
    Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov |Siege of Sevastopol]] during the Crimean War.-Biography:Born in the Gorodok village of Vyazma district of Smolensk region. Nakhimov entered the Naval Academy for the Nobility in Saint Petersburg in 1815. He made his first sea voyage in 1817, aboard the frigate Feniks ,...

  • Vladimir Maksimov
    Vladimir Maksimov (actor)
    Vladimir Vasilievich Maksimov was a Russian stage and silent film actor.-Filmography:*Dekabristy *Katsi katsistvis mgelia as Kraev*Slesar i kantsler as Frank Frey...

  • Ivan Mozzhukhin
    Ivan Mozzhukhin
    Ivan Ilyich Mozzhukhin Ivan Ilyich Mozzhukhin Ivan Ilyich Mozzhukhin (Russian: Иван Ильич Мозжухин was a Russian silent film actor.-Career in Russia:Mozzhukhin was born in Penza, Russia and studied law at Moscow State University. In 1910 he left academic life to join a troupe of traveling actors...

     – admiral Vladimir Kornilov
  • Olga Petrova-Zvantseva – merchant (sutler)
  • N. Semyonov – sailor Koshka

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