Today, on August 28, 2009 the REN-TV Documentary and Socio-political projects creative team came to the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. The documentary film has been being shot for several months already. It elaborates on a historical theory according to which Emperor Alexander I of Russia did not die in 1825 in Taganrog on his voyage to the South of Russia. Many people, including some historians, supposed that a mysterious hermit Fyodor Kuzmich (or Kozmich) who emerged in Siberia in 1836 and died in the vicinity of Tomsk in 1864 was in fact Alexander I under an assumed identity.
Regarding the colossal historical importance of this research the movie shooting is supported by the Institute of Russian History under the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Representatives of the broadcasting company discovered a manuscript written by Fyodor Kuzmich and called for the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. They were interested in a manuscript copy by Alexander I kept in the Museum. The handwritings of these two persons were examined by a famous graphologist Larisa Drygval – our partner. Speaking at the interview Larisa told that the two manuscripts – the one by Alexander I and the other by Fyodor Kuzmich – could be written by one hand.
It is planned to finish the documentary up to the end of 2009. The movie will be aired in the beginning of 2010 on REN TV or Channel 1 Russia.
The copy of the manuscript written by Alexander I will be available to the audience at the II International Exhibition of Calligraphy from October 14 to November 14, 2009 in Moscow.