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Filming of the new fourth season of the popular film saga dedicated to the fate of the great empress has begun in Moscow for the Rossiya TV channel. “Catherine. Favorites” is a continuation of the story about the reign and personal drama of the most powerful and independent woman on the Russian throne. In the role of Catherine – Marina Alexandrova.

1779. Empress Catherine II (Marina Alexandrova) is at the peak of her greatness. In Europe, she is already called “Great” at the suggestion of the influential Princess Dashkova (Anna Kovalchuk), who later returns to Russia and becomes the closest associate of the Empress. His Serene Highness Prince Potemkin (Vladimir Yaglych), the former favorite, the married husband of Catherine, remains her faithful companion and, in fact, the second person in the state. However, the personal life of the Empress, as before, is full of passions and love affairs. From now on, under the strict guidance of Potemkin, Catherine’s new favorites now and then replace each other. And one of them, Alexander Lanskoy (Sergey Novosad), becomes her true love. But fate has prepared new trials for the Empress… Despite the fact that her heart is broken, Catherine does not forget about large-scale state plans. Among them is the manifesto of succession to the throne. The Empress decides to pass the throne to her grandson Alexander, bypassing the legitimate heir – her son Pavel (Pavel Tabakov). But Pavel is not going to give up his rights and will fight to the end! A new power struggle begins…