The History of Russia Podcast
Episode 23 - The Black Death

Episode 23 - The Black Death

October 20, 2021

Ivan Kalita's son Simeon the Proud (or not so proud) pits his wits against Novgorod, Lithuania and a devastating pandemic.

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Episode 22 - The Rise of Moscow

Episode 22 - The Rise of Moscow

October 7, 2021

This week we’ll start by doing a mini ‘state of the nation’ and then we’ll be looking at the decline of Vladimir and the Rise of Moscow which covers the period from 1263 to 1340.

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Episode 21 - The Novgorod Republic and Alexander Nevsky

Episode 21 - The Novgorod Republic and Alexander Nevsky

September 29, 2021

This week we tie up some Mongolian loose ends, take a look at the Novgorod Republic and finally get to meet one of Russia's greatest heroes, Alexander Nevsky.

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Episode 20 - The Mongol Occupation

Episode 20 - The Mongol Occupation

September 22, 2021

I'm Back!

This week we look at how the Rus were initially impacted by the Mongol Occupation, take in the Mongol advance into Eastern Europe and check out what was going on in Vladimir.

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Episode 19 - The Mongol Invasion

Episode 19 - The Mongol Invasion

August 26, 2021

Why did the Rus lose to the Mongols at the Kalka River?

What lessons did they learn and what did the Mongols do next? 

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Episode 18 - Battle of The Kalka River

Episode 18 - Battle of The Kalka River

August 19, 2021

In this episode we’ll look at what happened to the Mongol army that had just crossed the Cacasus mountains, check in with Ogadei, Genghis Khan’s son and successor, cover what was going on over in the lands of the Rus and then finally bring everything together at the battle of the Kalka River in 1223.

 

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Episode 17 - Genghis Khan

Episode 17 - Genghis Khan

August 12, 2021

This week we cover the further adventures of Temujin, who unites the Mongols, becomes Genghis Khan, conquers all of the neighbouring territories and then sends an expedition across the Caucasus mountains.

 

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Episode 16 - The Golden age of Vladimir

Episode 16 - The Golden age of Vladimir

July 31, 2021

This week we look at whether the Cumans were a major factor in the decline of Kiev, investigate what was going on in the city of Vladimir (the new Rus HQ) and check out the early years of a Mongolian lad named Temujin.

 

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Episode 15 - Fragmentation and Decline

Episode 15 - Fragmentation and Decline

July 15, 2021

This week we are back with the main story and looking at the fragmentation of Kievan Rus and the effective demise of Kiev.

But after that, who gets to be in charge of the Rus?

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Episode 14 - The Varangian Guard

Episode 14 - The Varangian Guard

July 8, 2021

In another short break from the chronological narrative we spend some time in the company of the Varangian Guard who were the elite bodyguards of the Byzantine emperors and who had strong connections to both the Rus and the Anglo Saxons.

 

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