An incident that happened in the end of the XVI century in Russia became a starting point of my work. Tsarevich Dimitry, the last son of Ivan the Terrible died under the mysterious circumstances from a knife wound in a throat, and people speculated on various causes for the death.

I was intrigued by how the image of the past can reform in our minds today. Is it possible to imagine the true picture of the world while knowing that so much information is distributed to manipulate people’s minds for political purposes? Despite conscious efforts to perceive information objectively, brain generates myths that distort your logical thinking, making you conform to the ideas that are convenient for you. Consequently, myth becomes the very "reality," in which people sincerely believe.

The book “Dimitry”

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