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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 …