Moscow’s State Historical Museum tells the story of Russia and her people from the stone age to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In this episode we find out how to win a duel (and how to lose one). We examine the bones of stone age children to reveal what killed them, then ride with Polish soldiers to find out why they wore angels’ wings. We descend into the torture chamber of Ivan the Terrible, then examine the brass eagle of Napoleon’s Third Regiment to find out if they died bravely, or with dishonour. And in the end we investigate why Vladimir Lenin drove a Rolls.