First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
Episode 209 - Revisiting Vladimir the Great - Part Two
Today we cover the time between Vladimir's time as prince of Novgorod to his death, presenting newly found information.
Episode 208 - Revisiting Vladimir the Great
Today's episode adds to the story of one of ancient Russia's most important leaders, Vladimir the Great.
Episode 207 - Back to the Beginning
Today, I will be returning to the beginning of the podcast with a rerun of episode 1, but with lots more new history to share about Russian before there were Russians.
Episode 206 - The History of Ukraine - Part Two
Today, we finish up the history of Ukraine and its relationship with Russia.
A Book Review - Russian Fiction
The three books I'm reviewing today are Russka by Edward Rutherford, Who Is To Blame? and How Did I Get Here? both by Jane Marlow.
Episode 205 - The History of Ukraine and its Relationship to Russia - Part One
Today, we begin a new series with an overview of the history of Ukraine and its relationship to Russia.
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Thank you for your podcast. Very useful for my preparations for an exam.
I take my initial comment back
Unfortunately, I can not call this a good historical podcast, and here is why:
- mostly just repeating myths from very few popular sources, instead of cross referencing different points of view of serious Historiographers.
- murdering names and geographic locations beyond recognition, very often for no particular reason (good half of it has nothing to do with pronunciation difficulties, plain and simple sloppiness).
- catering to western concept with no slightest attempt to take unbiased stance as a Historian should at least try to do.
- labelling things and people “schizophrenic” and “backwards” at will without understanding them fully.
- unnecessary savoring juicy torture details, again mostly drawn from sources far from serious science.
- author just isn’t as good a story-teller as some of the colleague podcasters are.
Example 1 - comparing Stalin to Nero, means completely overlooking the very different aims, circumstances and achievements of the reign of sed rulers.
Example 2 - admitting that Solzhenisyn’s numbers never found any substantial proof, yet continuing to heavily rely on his so called “data” that was meant to be sold to westerners, rather than to reflect historical realities.
As a Russian and a History enthusiast I find this approach at times borderline offensive. That being said, I couldn’t have done a better job myself, all I have is hope that someone up for the task will once take on the subject, so I apologize for the harsh and critical review, but this is my opinion.
Very good podcast
This podcast is really good and informative. As a person who studied Russian history in school I can tell that this podcast gives you more knowledge on history of Russia than a teacher and definitely in the more enjoyable manner))