Cross Currents in Russian Literature, Film and Music
Monday, April 5, 2010
Battle of the Ice, 1242
Today marks the anniversary of the famous Battle of the Ice as depicted in Eisenstein's classic movie, Alexander Nevsky. We were on Lake Peipus on the border of Estonia and Russia a few summers ago. It stretches out like one of the American Great Lakes, but felt so calm and peaceful that it was hard to imagine such a great battle taking place here 768 years before.