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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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The Russian Revolution (1917)

The Russian Revolution (1917)

The Russian Revolution The year is 1914 World War 1 had begun and Russia was at war with Germany. The working class and the peasants make up the Russian Army. However, they are not well equipped or trained for the battles to come. The year is now 1917, millions of Russians had been either killed or wounded. The Russian people were angry at Tsar Nicholas the Second for getting Russia into war and several other reasons including, the Tsar taking…

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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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From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. He successfully invaded two of Russia’s neighbors and strengthened ties with Syria and Iran. He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order… and it appears to be working. [Vladimir Putin, 17 years in power. The most powerful man in the world] To understand how one man could have such a powerful influence on his country, you need…

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