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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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October 2012 Episodes:
Happy Halloween!!!
  • Pub Date: Oct 31, 2012
  • A Russian Halloween Story - The Blacksmith and the Devil
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  • The Blacksmith and the Devil is an old Russian fairy tale.
Yuri Andropov
  • Pub Date: Oct 28, 2012
  • Episode 104 - Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chenenko and the Rise of Mikhail Gorbachev
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  • After Brezhnev's death, two more Soviet leaders would die in quick succession which would lead to the ascension of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Alexei Kosygin
  • Pub Date: Oct 14, 2012
  • Episode 103 - Brezhnev and the Era Of Stagnation
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  • Brezhnev takes sole control of the USSR but the economy hits an era of stagnation.
Nikolai Podgorny
  • Pub Date: Oct 07, 2012
  • Episode 102 - A Collective Leadership Takes Control
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  • With Khrushchev gone, Brezhnev, Kosygin and Podgorny ascend to the top.
A Page From the Primary Chronicles
  • Pub Date: Oct 02, 2012
  • Overdrive - The Primary Chronicles - Part One
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  • The Primary Chronicles is the main writings that allow us to gain insight as to the lives of early Russia. Today's podcast covers the founding of the city of Kiev, the arrival of Rurik, Igor's death and Olga's revenge.