251 episodes

First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin. From there, we will cover all aspects of Russian and Soviet history as well as the histories of all of the countries that were part of the USSR and the Russian Empire. Hopefully, the podcast can help to understand what is going on in Russia and Ukraine today.

Russian Rulers History Podcast Mark Schauss

    • History
    • 4.7 • 858 Ratings

First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin. From there, we will cover all aspects of Russian and Soviet history as well as the histories of all of the countries that were part of the USSR and the Russian Empire. Hopefully, the podcast can help to understand what is going on in Russia and Ukraine today.

    Episode 222 - The Siege of Leningrad - Part One

    Episode 222 - The Siege of Leningrad - Part One

    The Siege of Leningrad was one of the greatest tragedies of World War II. It has an eerie similarity to what is going on in Ukraine today. This makes this series, very timely.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 221 - The Great Battles of Russian History - Part Two

    Episode 221 - The Great Battles of Russian History - Part Two

    Today, we finish up the two-part series starting with the victorious Battle of Poltava and ending with the disastrous Battle of Tsushima, one that would begin the destruction of the Romanov dynasty .
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    • 31 min
    Episode 220 - The Great Battles of Russian History - Part One

    Episode 220 - The Great Battles of Russian History - Part One

    Today, we start a two part series on the battles that molded Russia and its history. We begin today with the Battle of the Kalka River in 1223 and end with Battle of Moscow in 1612.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 219 - Interview with Lucy Ward Author of The Empress and the English Doctor

    Episode 219 - Interview with Lucy Ward Author of The Empress and the English Doctor

    Today, I interview Lucy Ward, the author of the soon to be released book The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great Defied a Deadly Virus. 
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    • 50 min
    Episode 218 - The Russian Anarchists - Part Two

    Episode 218 - The Russian Anarchists - Part Two

    Today, we complete the series on the anarchist movement in Russia. We talk about the influence of Leo Tolstoy, Emma Goldman, Aleksei Borzoi, and Lev Chernyi on the newest anarchists of today like Azat Miftakhov, Anastasia Baburova, and the anarchist punk rock group Pussy Riot.

    • 22 min
    Episode 217 - The Russian Anarchists - Part One

    Episode 217 - The Russian Anarchists - Part One

    Today, we start a two-part series on the Anarchist movement in Russia and the Soviet Union. 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
858 Ratings

858 Ratings

jenglo ,

Interesting and Informative

Russian history's complex and multifaceted whole is broken down into bite-sized pieces so informative and entertaining, they keep my middle schooler's attention. Well done!

CSKA Hockey Fan ,

Fan of History

I enjoy the work Mark put into this podcast. I look forward to new podcasts.

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Scott C

I’ve followed Mark’s Russian rulers podcast from the beginning and learned so much. Super enjoyable and informative. Ignore the bots on here downvoting. They know not what they do. :-)

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