The History of Russia Podcast
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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 and there you can find some useful visual aids such as maps and timelines.

 

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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. 

 

The podcast's web-site is historyofrussia.podbean.com and there you can find some useful visual aids such as maps and timelines.

 

And if you want to get in touch then you can in a number of different ways, - 

  • via the website 
  • Via twitter @HistoryRussia1 
  • Email - Nordicworld@outlook.com
  • or follow me or subscribe on whichever platform you listen in on 
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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Twitter -  @HistoryRussia1 

Email - nordicworld@outlook.com

 

Episode 8 - A step too far

Episode 8 - A step too far

May 4, 2021

Sviatoslav hits the the military campaign trail again but this time with mixed results. There's also more Byzantine double dealing an attack on Kiev and someones skull gets turned into drinking vessel.

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The growth of Kievan Rus under Sviatoslav I

The growth of Kievan Rus under Sviatoslav I

April 24, 2021

Dark Orange - Boundary of Kievan Rus circa 964

Light Orange - Boundary of Kievan Rus 972

Purple - Extent of Byzantine Empire 972

 

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Timeline of the early Rus Rulers  862 - 972 (commonly accepted dates)

Timeline of the early Rus Rulers 862 - 972 (commonly accepted dates)

April 24, 2021

Rurik            862 - 879

Oleg             879 - 912

Igor               912 - 945

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

Episode 7 - Go East young man!

Episode 7 - Go East young man!

April 22, 2021

We look at the life of Sviatoslav, the next man in charge of the Rus

starting  with his early years, his accession to power, his stance on religion and his first military campaigns and we'll ponder the question -  Immature thug or  brilliant, long term miltary strategist?

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  • And then there’s good old email nordicworld@outlook.com

 

Episode 6 - The Fool and The Saint

Episode 6 - The Fool and The Saint

April 12, 2021

This week in an action packed episode we look at the life and times of the next two people who get to rule the roost in the Rus territories, Igor son of Rurik and his wife Olga.

Plus we'll meet the Drevlians and cover the growing importance of Kiev, the first glimpses of Christianity amongst the Rus, a new Alphabet appearing in the lands to the west, the obligatory raid or two on Constantinople and a couple of secret weapons.

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