335 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 you understand the policies of Vladimir Putin, and Russia. If you'd like to support the podcast with a small monthly donation, click this link - https://www.buzzsprout.com/385372/support

Russian Rulers History Podcast Mark Schauss

    • History
    • 4.7 • 929 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 you understand the policies of Vladimir Putin, and Russia. If you'd like to support the podcast with a small monthly donation, click this link - https://www.buzzsprout.com/385372/support

    The Great Game - Part Three

    The Great Game - Part Three

    Send us a Text Message.Today, we wrap up the Great Game of tensions between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia. Support the Show.

    • 24 min
    The Great Game - Part Two

    The Great Game - Part Two

    Send us a Text Message.Today, we talk about the quagmire that the British stepped into when they invaded Afghanistan to begin the First Anglo-Afghan War and the role it played in the Great Game.Support the Show.

    • 24 min
    The Great Game - Part One

    The Great Game - Part One

    Send us a Text Message.Today, we begin a new series on the Great Game (also known as Bolshaya Igra), a jockeying of position between the two great empires of the 19th century, Russia and Great BritainSupport the Show.

    • 23 min
    An Interview with Professor Simon Miles - Author of Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

    An Interview with Professor Simon Miles - Author of Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

    Send us a Text Message.Today's special episode is an interview with Professor Simon Miles, Author of Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War. To purchase his book, and learn more about this fascinating topic, go to https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501776069/engaging-the-evil-empire/#bookTabs=1Support the Show.

    • 29 min
    The Kremlin

    The Kremlin

    Send us a Text Message.Today, we discuss the history of one of Russia's most famous architectural achievements, The Kremlin.Support the Show.

    • 23 min
    The Russian Revolution - A People's Perspective

    The Russian Revolution - A People's Perspective

    Send us a Text Message.Today, we finish our three-part series on the traumatic events of the end of the Tsarist regime with the people's perspective of the Russian Revolution.Support the Show.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
929 Ratings

929 Ratings

alsanders15 ,

100% recommend!

I've spent the past year or so listening back through your episodes and I'm so grateful for your effort. The way you've divided up each episode has been very helpful in learning more about Russian history. Highly recommended!

Cooltd1 ,

Love it

It’s hard to believe that you’ve been able to do this for so long, so well. Thanks for all the content. You’re awesome.

No hipster ,

Red

This has been a good show that has delved into many varied aspects of historical Russia/USSR. I have used these episodes as a jumping off point for several books, very informative. The host obviously has a passion for Russian history yet maintains an objective outlook for time and place. I recommend this program.

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