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History of Russia Part 1

History of Russia Part 1

For thousands of years, the lands known today as Russia and Ukraine were inhabited by nomadic tribes and mysterious Bronze Age cultures. The only record they left were their graves. In the great open grasslands of the south, the steppe, they buried their chieftains beneath huge mounds called kurgans. The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus called …

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The history of Venice is a tale of sea power, and who could be a more fitting sponsor than WORLD OF WARSHIPS – the epic free-to-play MMO that combines naval strategy, tactics… but mostly firepower. World of Warships has more than 200 playable ships, all meticulously researched historical vessels such as cruiser HMS Belfast, or …

Alexander the Great (All Parts)

In 334 BC, Alexander, King of Macedonia, began one of the greatest military campaigns in history – against the superpower of the age – the Persian Empire. Just 20 years-old, his brilliant and fearless leadership won him battle after battle. And in an astonishing 10 year campaign that took him to the edge of the …

Epic History: World War One – 1914

1914. The Great Powers of Europe are divided into two rival alliances: The Triple Entente: France, Britain and Russia, united by fear and suspicion of Germany, Europe’s new strongest power. And the Triple Alliance: Germany, which fears encirclement by its rivals; Austro-Hungary, clinging onto a fragile empire; and Italy, seeking gains at French expense. The …

U.S. Presidents Part 1

As America prepares to elect its 45th President, this is Epic History TV’s guide to the first 44 Presidents. George Washington – hero of the Revolutionary War and America’s first president, twice elected unanimously by the Electoral College. He steered America on a course of neutrality, and stepped down after two terms. John Adams – …

History of Russia (PARTS 1-5) – Rurik to Revolution

History of Russia (PARTS 1-5) – Rurik to Revolution

For thousands of years, the lands known today as Russia and Ukraine were inhabited by nomadic tribes and mysterious Bronze Age cultures. The only record they left were their graves. In the great open grasslands of the south, the steppe, they buried their chieftains beneath huge mounds called kurgans. The Ancient Greek historian Herodotus called …

History of Russia Part 2

History of Russia Part 2

In 1612, Russia was in a state of anarchy. They called it ‘The Time of Troubles’. The people were terrorised by war, famine and plague. Up to a third of them perished. Foreign troops occupied Moscow, Smolensk and Novgorod. But then, Russia fought back. Prince Pozharsky and a merchant, Kuzma Minin, led the Russian militia …

History of Russia – Lesson 3 – FIRST RULER of Russia

History of Russia – Lesson 3 – FIRST RULER of Russia

In today’s lesson, we speak about the first ruler of Russia. First, you should understand that due to the lack of historical sources it is impossible to know anything about this period for sure. Please, take the following information with a big grain of salt. The main source is theTale of Bygone Years (Повѣсть времѧньныхъ лѣтъ). …