The Road to Calvary (TV series)

The Road to Calvary (Russian: Хождение по мукам, romanizedKhozhdeniye po mukam) is a Russian 12-episode television miniseries from 2017. It is based on the eponymous trilology of novels of the Soviet writer Alexei Tolstoy and directed by Konstantin Khudyakov.[1]

The Road to Calvary
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  • War epic
Written byElena Raiskaya
Directed byKonstantin Khudyakov
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Executive producersIrina Bark
Susanna Muasen
  • Timur Vaynshteyn
  • Aleksey Zemskiy
  • Yuriy Sapronov
Running time48 minutes
Production companyRussian World Studios
Original networkNTV
Original release27 November (2017-11-27) –
5 December 2017 (2017-12-05)

The first run began on November 27, 2017 at 21:40 on NTV in Russia.[2] The series is was available on Netflix with English subtitles but Netflix seems to have pulled it as of September 2020.


The series covers the years 1914-1919. The action begins before the outbreak of World War I. Society is in anticipation of major change. In the center of the story are the Bulavina sisters: Katya and Dasha. The girls share a love for the decadent poet Alexei Bessonov, who changes their worldview and way of thinking, predicting the end of Russia.

The first world war brings new experiences to the serene existence of the Bulavin-Smokovnikov family. After the war and revolution, the ways of the sisters diverge. Katerina Bulavina falls in love with the white officer Vadim Roshchin.[3][4]



  1. ^ ""Хождение по мукам" от НТВ: сериал, который недооценили". Echo of Moscow.
  2. ^ "Главная телепремьера года: "Хождение по мукам" — с 27 ноября на НТВ". NTV (Russia).
  3. ^ "НТВ экранизирует "Хождение по мукам"". NTV.
  4. ^ "Новое "Хождение по мукам": Вместо Алферовой — Чиповская, а за Лазарева — Мерзликин". Komsomolskaya Pravda.

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