Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the eighth episode of
the acclaimed documentary series Engineering an Empire that highlights the
engineering and architectural achievements of some of history’s greatest
civilizations and the empires they created.
This instalment of Engineering an Empire takes us to Russia.
At the height of its power, the Russian Empire
stretched across 15 times zones, incorporated nearly 160 different ethnicities,
and made up one sixth of the entire world’s landmass.
What started as a few small principalities was shaped
into an indomitable world power by the sheer force of its leaders. However,
building the infrastructure of this empire came at an enormous price.
Engineering an Empire is a documentary series which explores the engineering and
architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies
on this planet, and is available on DVD from Amazon.com and the History
Channel’s online store.
Engineering an Empire - Russia