Russia during the reign of Peter the Great is the time of the empire's complex formation, bloody feuds, and enemy encroachments. A young officer of the Tsar’s guard, Ivan, is sent to the distant fortress of Tobolsk in the heart of wild Siberia. There he meets not only his first love but also a mortal danger when the hostile Dzungar hordes attack. Thrust into the conspiracy of the local princes, who are hunting after the Yarkand gold, Ivan must do what he can to survive.
Based on actual events, this historical epic is filled with impressive stunts and blockbuster action sequences.