"Nikolay Przhevalsky. Lifelong expedition"

The XIX century was a time of great expeditions, but Central Asia and its heart, Tibet - mysterious and hidden in the mountains - was still a blank on the world map.An in-depth study of this land was an important strategic priority for the great Empires.
Russian explorer Nikolay Przhevalsky was the first to venture into a land where there were neither maps nor roads.
Who was he really? A great scientist or a Russian spy? Why did the locals in Asia call him a Saint? Why was he so dead set on Lhasa? In the words of Przhevalsky himself: ”An enviable fate and an arduous duty fell upon me - to explore the lands where no educated European has ever set foot”.
Przhevalsky fulfilled his mission with honor - in factaccurate map of Central Asia which we use today is largely his work.
The film tells a story about Przhevalskydangerous expeditions, about his life and work.
Shootings of the film were in China, Tibet, Tien Shan, and the Republic of Kyrgyztan. The scenes of childhood and adolescence were filmed in the Smolensk region where the estate and the house in which he lived survive.
The film is the only media project which was honored by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin:“Amongst media projects we should distinguish outstanding documentary film Nikolay Przhevalsky: The life–long road. Astra-Art Television Company dedicated it to the 175th anniversary of the legendary explorer"
Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society.

  • Vladimir Shuvannikov
  • Tatyana Borsch
  • Tatyana Borsch
  • Andrew Tasuyev
    Key Cast
  • Amit Tasuyev
    Key Cast
  • Vladislav Dropash
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    «Николай Пржевальский. Экспедиция длинною в жизнь»
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Runtime:
    57 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Country of Filming:
    China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • VIII Russian Open Documentary Film Festival "Salt of the Earth"
    Российской Федерации
    September 14, 2015
    "For the approval of the Russian statehood" Prize of the Governor of the Saratov region.
  • XII International festival of documentary films and television programs "Won Together"
    Российской Федерации
    May 19, 2016
    The diploma of a name of Anatoly Golovnya "For best cinematography".
  • National award "Crystal compass"
    Российской Федерации
    May 13, 2016
    Diploma of finalist
Distribution Information
  • “Astra-Art” tv production company
    Country: Russian Federation
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Vladimir Shuvannikov

Vladimir Shuvannikov
Date of birth 05.04.1974
VGIK, directing documentary films, a workshop of Tengiz Semenov, 2006
From 2006 to 2012 - the author and the director of "Channel One" and documentary for TV channel "Zvezda"
Currently: director and creative producer, TV channel "Zvezda"
Director Filmography (selected)
Year Movie Title
2006 "Russian Atlantis" (Ether - Channel One, the director, together with A. Kazakevich)
2008 «For the happiness of the world's end (Ether- Channel One. The author and director)
2010-2011 "Warriors of the world-
1.Kasta rulers
2.Sikhi (films in the series, TV channel "Zvezda"; director)
2011 "Boyar Morozova" (TV channel "Zvezda" director)
2011 «Rusalim» (director and author with A. Kazakevich. TV Channel One. TV. Version, "Rusalim. The guests of God")
2012 "For the red line" (TV channel "Zvezda" director, together with T. Borsch)
2013 "Resident Sergius. In the last line "(TV channel "Zvezda" director and screenwriter)
2015 "Nikolay Przevalsky. Lifelong expedition", director

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