From Prince Rurik to the Russian Revolution, this is a compilation of the first 5 episodes of Epic History TV’s History of Russia.
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Robert Service, The Penguin History of Modern Russia: From Tsarism to the Twenty-first Century http://geni.us/TgiI
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‘The Pyre’; ‘Intrepid’; ‘String Impromptu Number 1’; ‘Brandenburg No.4’; ‘All This’; ‘Satiate Percussion’; ‘The Descent’;
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A note on ‘Ivan the Terrible’ – in Russia, Ivan IV has the epithet ‘Гро́зный’ meaning ‘Great’ or ‘Formidable’. So why is he known as Ivan ‘the Terrible’ in English? Because he was evil or useless or because of anti-Russian bias? No, because ‘Terrible’ in English also means awesome or formidable – this was well understood when ‘Гро́зный’ was first translated into English centuries ago, but now fewer people understand this. (see definitions 3 & 4 here: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/terr…). The name stuck, and Ivan IV has been known as Ivan the Terrible ever since.
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
State Tretyakov Gallery
Russian State Historical Museum
National Art Museum of Ukraine
Herodotus: Marie-Lan Nguyen, CC BY 2.5
St.Volodymr: Dar Veter, CC BY-SA 3.0
Polish-Lithuanian Flag: Olek Remesz, CC BY 2.5
New York Public Library
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library
Stenka Razin with kind permission of Sergei Kirrilov
Winter Palace: Alex Florstein Fedorov CC BY-SA 4.0
Imperial Academy of Fine Arts: Alex Florstein Fedorov CC BY-SA 4.0
Ipatievsky Monastery: Michael Clarke CC BY-SA 4.0
Trans-Alaska Pipeline: Frank Kovalchek CC BY 2.0
Gallows: Adam Clarke CC BY-SA 2.0
Church of the Saviour exterior: NoPlayerUfa CC BY-SA 3.0
Church of the Saviour interior: Mannat Kaur CC BY-SA 3.0
Audio Mix and SFX:
Thanks to Mahdi for Persian captions.
The Napoleonic Wars (PARTS 1-6)
Napoleon Defeats Russia: Friedland 1807
Napoleon’s Great Blunder: Spain 1808
Napoleon’s First Victory: Siege of Toulon 1793
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