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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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July 2011 Episodes:
Ivan Turgenev
  • Pub Date: Jul 31, 2011
  • Episode 59 - Kill the Reformer
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  • Alexander II tries to reform Russia only to have multiple assassinations come his way. Eventually one was to succeed bringing his reign to an abrupt end.
Photo of Alexander II
  • Pub Date: Jul 24, 2011
  • Episode 58 - The Ascension of the Great Liberator - Alexander II
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  • With Nicholas I dead and the Crimean War going badly, Alexander II takes control and seeks to reform his Russia.
Preobrazhinskoe Badge
  • Pub Date: Jul 20, 2011
  • Slap Shot Episode - Russian History Books
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  • So how do I come up with all of my podcasts? This episode host Mark Schauss reviews the books he uses to research the subject of Russian History.
The Taking of the Malakoff during the Crimean War
  • Pub Date: Jul 17, 2011
  • Episode 57 - The Misery is Beyond Description
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  • Nicholas I, keeps his reactionary position intact which causes Russia to lose the Crimean War, with the army suffering horrible losses.
Tsar Nicholas I
  • Pub Date: Jul 11, 2011
  • Episode 56 - A Major Turn to the Right, Nicholas I Takes Control
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  • Alexander I dies and his brother Nicholas takes control but not without a bit of controversy.
Alexander Ypsilanti
  • Pub Date: Jul 03, 2011
  • Episode 55 - Napoleon on the Run
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  • Napoleon is chased by Alexander I all the way to Paris. The Tsar then has a change in personality causing him to reverse many of his earlier reforms.