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History of Russia (PARTS 1-5) – Rurik to Revolution

History of Russia (PARTS 1-5) – Rurik to Revolution

For thousands of years, the lands known today as Russia and Ukraine were inhabited by nomadic tribes and mysterious Bronze Age cultures. The only record they left were their graves. In the great open grasslands of the south, the steppe, they buried their chieftains beneath huge mounds called kurgans. The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus called these people ‘Scythians’. Their lands were overrun by the same nomadic warriors who brought down the Roman Empire. The land was then settled by Slavs….

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Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20

Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna talk about Russia, which means we get to talk about this guy again! We haven’t talked about Russia much so far because one, it’s complicated, and two, ya actually gavaryu pa ruski a little bit, because I had some Russian in college, and that makes it difficult to mispronounce things, which is my thing! Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Why’d you take Russian? Well, because I had…

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History of Russia – Lesson 3 – FIRST RULER of Russia

History of Russia – Lesson 3 – FIRST RULER of Russia

In today’s lesson, we speak about the first ruler of Russia. First, you should understand that due to the lack of historical sources it is impossible to know anything about this period for sure. Please, take the following information with a big grain of salt. The main source is theTale of Bygone Years (Повѣсть времѧньныхъ лѣтъ). It combines a history of Kievan Rus’ from about 850 to 1110. Originally The Tale of Bygone Years was compiled in Kiev at the beginning of the 12th century by…

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