Heavy security for love story of Russia's 'holy tsar' and teenage ballerina

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Some Russian Orthodox Christians claim Alexei Uchitel’s Matilda is blasphemous as it portrays Nicholas II in love scenes

A film about Russia’s last tsar has had its first screening amid heavy security after attacks on a cinema and a film studio by religious extremists determined to prevent its release.

Matilda, directed by the Russian film-maker Alexei Uchitel, tells the true story of a romance between the future Nicholas II and Mathilde Kschessinska, a teenage prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg.

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