An Advice, Watch Carnival's Row next, to see how worlbuilding is done
It must be said that such ambiguity exists in Akunin's books. He promotes himself as an opposition liberal, but the Fandorin books often idealize the Empire. One could say that this reflects the perception of the character... Exactly the same line was in "Spy Novel", adapted as the film "Spy" (which in turn modernized the early 1940s). Starting from equating communism and Nazism, and ending with an intellectualWe are meant to be against the plan for fully free elections and sympathies with the all powerful Tzar and the interventionist uncle is meant to be right.
Ah the classic : no one give a fuck our new idea,use an old franchise no one gives a damn to try to incite anyone to adapt it. Oshi no lo showed it very wellSo only recently found this and while I still haven't processed the last episode (or rather the discretion of it), I think I have a theory on what happened here. To me it seems like the show's creator had an original IP involving the AH and used the Fandorin property for the sake of generating 'interest' etc