Pining for a Pampered Past

In his 1973 classic comedy Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession, Leonid Gaidai transported viewers back in time to the 16th centurys land of plenty and conquests, ruled by Tsar Ivan the Terrible. As comedy goes, it was a carefree world of drinking, dancing, caviar and vodka that left the audience enthralled with the grandeur and splendor of Ivan Groznys court for a solid 93 minutes. </p>

// Jul. 12, 2010 - 15:02 GMT