- 29 min.
In 1790, Alexander Radishchev published the book "Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow", in which he fearlessly exposed the vices of his time, more precisely despotism, corruption, poverty and lawlessness of the people. For his freethinking, the writer was sentenced to death, which, by the monarch's mercy, was replaced by a 10-year exile to Siberia. The film crew decided to repeat Radishchev's route and see how people live today on the side of the federal highway M10 "Russia", which connects the two capitals. How has Russian life changed over the past two hundred years? Have we started to live better? Richer? Freer? The answer is in the documentary road-movie "Travel from St. Petersburg to Moscow: a special way". Chapter 4 (which we bring to your attention) is devoted to the city of Torzhok.