Michel Strogoff

Michael Strogoff is a courier for the Tsar of Russia. Rebels encircle Irkutsk, where the local governor, a brother of the Tsar, is making a last stand. Strogoff is sent to Irkutsk to warn the governor about the traitor Ivan Ogareff, a former colonel, who was once demoted and exiled by this brother of the Tsar. He now seeks revenge: he intends to gain the governor’s trust and then betray him and Irkutsk to the Tartar hordes.