During Soviet times, it was not customary to sing the feats of Russian weapons on the fronts of the First World War, since this war was considered "imperialistic". Therefore, in a country that as a result of this campaign has experienced two revolutions and a radical change of the state system, has lost millions of its citizens, there are still practically no monuments to the heroes and victims of the First World War.
The film "Secrets of the First World. Enemy Friends" is trying to find the answer to many historical questions. How and why was the Russian Empire drawn into the First World War? What role did her allies England and France play in this? How did it happen that Russia lost its centuries-old historical ally - Germany? How did the royal cousins Willy and Nicky quarrel? Could the impending catastrophe be prevented? Why was tsar's favorite Grigory Rasputin stabbed a few days before the start of the war?