World History. Bank Imperial was a Russian television commercial series, advertising the now defunct Russian Bank Imperial and aired in 1992—1997. Directed and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, it consisted of 18 history-themed spots with an average running time of one minute. The spots were shot in Europe, Central Asia and in some other places.
The advertising campaign won the prizes of the Moscow International Advertisement Festival, 1994 New Europe Festival in Slovenia, 1995 Golden Drum and the gold medal of the Houston International Film Festival. All spots are now available for video streaming or downloading from the Internet.