All that is related to the word empire, have one thing in common — an imminent and devastating death. Empire in historical time do not live long, though faster than the pace of progress, the duration of their life becomes shorter. If Roman empire existed for millennia, Russian — 300 years, the Russian — a little more than seventy. One can endlessly speculate about the numerous geopolitical, economic, and other passionary reasons for their failure, fact the fact remains: empire — the formation of non-viable. But not very happy "imperial" star hangs, as it turns out, not only over the countries, and on television projects.