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Russian Rulers History Podcast
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
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June 2011 Episodes:
Mikhail Speransky
  • Pub Date: Jun 30, 2011
  • Slap Shot Episode - The State of Russia in the Early 1800's
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  • Mikhail Speransky was a brilliant man who saw how bad things truly were in Russia in the early 19th century. This short episode is a reading from a memorandum he wrote.
Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Pub Date: Jun 27, 2011
  • Episode 54 - Napoleon versus Alexander
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  • Napoleon continues to menace the Russian border until he decides to invade in 1812. Things don't go as planned.
Alexander I
  • Pub Date: Jun 19, 2011
  • Episode 53 - Guilt, Will Follow Him All His Days
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  • Alexander I takes over for his murdered father Paul I. Napoleon is charging through Europe threatening Russia.
Serfs Leaving Their Master
  • Pub Date: Jun 12, 2011
  • Slap Shot Episode - The Evil Within Russia - Serfdom
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  • Serfdom enslaved 90% of the Russian population which represented 54 million people by the time Alexander I took the throne.
Paul I marching his soldiers.
  • Pub Date: Jun 05, 2011
  • Episode 52 - Emperor Paul I
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  • With Catherine the Great dead, her son Paul I sought to reverse all that she had accomplished.