History of Russia - Rurik to Revolution

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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Martin Sixsmith, Russia: A 1000 Year Chronicle of the Wild East geni.us/KJoobkg
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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: www.dictionary.com/browse/terr... . The name stuck, and Ivan IV has been known as Ivan the Terrible ever since.
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Stenka Razin with kind permission of Sergei Kirrilov
Winter Palace: Alex Florstein Fedorov CC BY-SA 4.0
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Ipatievsky Monastery: Michael Clarke CC BY-SA 4.0
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  • VEHX
    VEHX Жыл бұрын

    Russian history, it's can be hectic, chaotic, bloody and traumatic, but no one can say that it was ever boring.

  • MK Morid
    MK MoridКүн бұрын

    Thank you for these wonderful historical videos to educate us about our past so that we know why our present is like it is. I would request you to make such a video on the “History of Afghanistan “ so that people around the world will learn about the events that led Afghanistan into its current dire and tragic state.

  • Red Jung
    Red Jung

    I’m here because of Ukraine and Russia issue. Studying history is important to understand what is happening now. I hope you make more videos regarding history. I love all your videos ❤️

    THE CULT OF HA HEКүн бұрын


  • Рэй Чехов
    Рэй Чехов

    In 1812 Moscow not just was destroyed by fire. It was burned by Russians so French army could not stay there in winter. It's a important fact to know what russian people can sacrifice for victory

  • chooba77
    chooba7723 сағат бұрын

    fantastic history

  • Lyuben Nachev
    Lyuben Nachev Жыл бұрын

    Русия благодаря за помощта и че пак благодарение на вашата помощ ние сме държава на картата на света с обич от България

  • Valentino Mele
    Valentino Mele

    Long Long tough and uneasy history they had and yet they managed to create soo many beautiful and tender art jewels, most amazing composers, writers, painters, architects. Great taste, strong and sensitive at the same time. Your culture always inspired me.

  • The-Witness

    That was very enlightening. As an American, I didn't learn a single thing about Russia while we were in school. If we learned about anything, it was related to Britain in one way or another, but we didn't learn a lot about them either. Thank you for the video.

  • s Tiny g
    s Tiny gКүн бұрын

    Such a rich history. So much strife and suffering but also so much beauty.

  • Karen Pong
    Karen Pong

    This documentary should be shown in every history class about Russia. People just don't get where the Russians are coming from and why they are so proud. Well done and thank you for making this video!

  • Cannibal Bunny Girl
    Cannibal Bunny Girl

    What a thoroughly fascinating history of a thoroughly fascinating country. So much bloodshed and drama but also so much beauty in their literature and architecture.

  • urhomiesapien
    urhomiesapien2 жыл бұрын

    Battle of the Ice is probably one of the coolest names given to a medeval battle in my opinion

  • Ree Ritz
    Ree Ritz

    Many thanks for this overview of Russia. The thing that seems the most prevalent is Russia & it's people have endured many wars...in fact, whether fighting outwardly or internally, war seems to define these people. I would not underestimate such stolid, brave people that have endured much for their country to become a major world power!

  • Just Water
    Just Water

    My professor in political science stood infront of the whole class and said that if we choose his course because we wanted to know more about politics then we were better of quitting the course. He said "if you want to know about politics you shouldn't study political science, you should be studying history"

  • Keith Nance
    Keith Nance

    As a ‘westerner’, we didn’t get exposed to too much Eurasian history. This was amazing. I’ll probably need to watch it a few more times. Thank you!

  • Arif Saifee
    Arif Saifee

    One of the best historical docuseries I've come across. Gave me great insights into one of the most colorful yet complex regions in the world. Would be a pleasure to support your channel.

  • Philip Jonsson
    Philip Jonsson

    Daamn!! So many names. This makes Game Of Thrones seem like a walk in the park. 😬 Great documentary!! The narrator is awesome, great visuals. Consider me as a new patreon. 😁

  • kill Hunter
    kill Hunter2 жыл бұрын

    Спасибо всем, кто интересуется нашей историей.

  • Sônia M F
    Sônia M F

    It's a great documentary: visually and didactally extremely well done - you can't take off your eyes. I don't have a sufficiently historically based opinion due to lack of knowledge, but it seems very consistent with what I do know. Thank you, Toby.