Boris Godunov, the regent of the young Tsar Fyodor, has arranged the assassination of the Tsar's half-brother and heir Dmitriy, in order to become the next Tsar. When a young monk, Grigoriy, learns of Boris's false path to power, he resolves to avenge the murdered Dmitriy. Russians fare poorly under Boris's rule and start to revolt, encouraged by Grigoriy. Soon Boris falls ill, gives advice to his son, prays for Russia, and dies.
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