The History of Russia Podcast
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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Episode 13 - Autumn in Kiev

Episode 13 - Autumn in Kiev

June 30, 2021

Summer has ended and it's Autumn in Kiev (and Constantinople). Will we see an Indian Summer or will November's gloom descend upon the Rus?

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Map showing the various sub-princedoms of the Rus circa 1054 (open in a new tab for the best view)
Episode 12 - The Triumvirate

Episode 12 - The Triumvirate

June 15, 2021

The sons of Yaroslav the Wise try ruling together - with mixed results

We also see the beginnings of Kievan fragmentation due to something called the ’appenage system’ and the appearance of a new troublesome people from the east called the Cumans.

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Updated timeline of Rus Rulers 862 - 1054 (Commonly accepted dates)

Updated timeline of Rus Rulers 862 - 1054 (Commonly accepted dates)

June 3, 2021

Rurik            862 - 879

Oleg             879 - 912

Igor               912 - 945

Sviatoslav I  945 - 972 (Olga as regent 945 - 962/3)

Yarapolk I     972 - 980

Vladimir I      980 - 1015

Sviatopolk I  1015 - 1019

Yaroslav I     1019 - 1054 (with Mstislav 1024 -1036)

Episode 11 - The Accursed and the Wise

Episode 11 - The Accursed and the Wise

June 3, 2021

Was Sviatopolk really accursed, was Yaroslav really wise and is this really the beginning of the Golden age of the Kievan Rus? 

 

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Kievan Rus at its greatest extent circa 1054
Episode 10 - State of the Nation (1)

Episode 10 - State of the Nation (1)

May 25, 2021

In the first 'Checkpoint' episode we pause the narrative and take a look at what kind of state Kievan Rus was circa 1015, how it had developed to get to that point and how it compared to the Viking territories in Western Europe. 

 

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Episode 9 - And then there was one

Episode 9 - And then there was one

May 11, 2021

This week's story starts with a bitter rivalry between 3 brothers which within 8 years would leave 2 of them dead.

And then in the second half of the episode we’ll look at how the remaining sibling became one of the most notable grand princes of Kievan Rus.

 

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