The history of all the peoples of the Russian Empire. Russian imperialism from its origins to the present day. New episode twice a month.
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1.40 - The Vladimirovichi
Vladimir’s death plunges Rus into chaos as his sons fight over the succession.
1.39 Vladimir the Great IV - Building Rus
This episode looks at Vladimir’s reign from the baptism of Rus until his death. Did he manage to do anything else noteworthy?
1.38 Vladimir the Great III - The Baptism of Rus
What happened at the baptism of Rus, and inventing St. Vladimir/Volodymyr from the Tale of Bygone Years to Vladimir Putin.
1.37 Vladimir the Great Part II - Sacrifices and Choices
Vladimir continues to expand his territory and to consider the role of religion in his kingdom.
ME8 Christianity in the Steppe and Central Asia
In this member episode, we delve into the fascinating history of Christianity in the steppe and Central Asia.
1.36 - Vladimir the Great Part I - the Rise to Power
The death of Svyatoslav found Rus unprepared for the succession. The three sons he left in charge of Kyiv, the Drevlians, and Novgorod, soon turn to fighting among themselves.
Amazingly informative and yet interesting.
An amazing history about Russia and it’s peoples. It teaches more than just Russia. He’s amazing.
Comprehensive. Start at the beginning and just take the ride. This is a course. Wish I’d found it sooner. This is about the peoples of the Russian Empire. White Sea to Black Sea. Europe to the Pacific. Linguistics. Material cultures. Economics. Politics. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Pagans, Manacheans. Buddhists. Identity. Culture. Why and How the story unfolded the ways it did and didn’t. Cause and Effect. Extraordinary. Thank you. Wow.
Comprehensive and fascinating history of Russia. Very knowledgeable host. Strongly recommend.