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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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December 2010 Episodes:
William of Orange, William III of England
  • Pub Date: Dec 23, 2010
  • Episode 32 - The Great Embassy, Part 1
  • Listen:
  • Peter embarks on a Great Embassy to meet with the leaders of Europe and work as a simple carpenter in the ship building capitals of the world.
The Capture of Azov
  • Pub Date: Dec 16, 2010
  • Episode 31 - Peter Takes on the Turks
  • Listen:
  • Peter, having partied for 5 years, is ready to take control of things and take the fight to the Turk backed Tatars in Azov.
Francis Lefort, One of Peter's Foreign Friends
  • Pub Date: Dec 10, 2010
  • Episode 30 - Tsar Peter's All-Joking, All-Drunken Synod of Fools and Jesters
  • Listen:
  • Peter has shed himself of Sophia but yearns to be with the foreigners and party the night away.
Sophia in Royal Garb
  • Pub Date: Dec 04, 2010
  • Episode 29 - Peter Takes Control
  • Listen:
  • Sophia's time is up and Peter grabs for power.
Nemetskaia Sloboda - The German Quarters
  • Pub Date: Dec 01, 2010
  • Slap Shot Episode - Muscovite Self-Criticism and the Western Influence
  • Listen:
  • In the 17th century Moscow began to understand its limitation and why it needed to westernize.