I don't think it was Eisenstein's film. How about this:
USA, 1927, 77 minutes, B&W, silent
Directed by Edward Sloman
Surrender, one of the few American silent feature films to deal with life in a European Jewish shtetl is filled with the details of village life and Jewish customs. Based on "Lea Lyon" by Alexander Brody, the film’s story unfolds on the eve of WWI in an Austrian village where the chief Rabbi's daughter, Lea, encounters Prince Constantine, a Russian officer.
The two are immediately taken with each other, but Lea's father denounces the Russian as an oppressor and bids him farewell. When war breaks out and Prince Constantine comes back to invade the village, he demands Lea in exchange for the life of the village. Lea’s passion for the Prince, and her concern for the lives of the villagers, conflict with her father's view that it is right to resist such a sinful demand. Although Lea makes a decision, the course of the war and the Russian revolution ultimately determine who is considered a hero and who a traitor in this plot-twisting melodrama about passions both political and personal.
Note that Prince Constantine was a Russian officer and this is related to the Russian Revolution. You have the Russian ties there.