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The Terrifying First Space Walk (feat. Adam Devine & Blake Anderson) – Drunk History

The Terrifying First Space Walk (feat. Adam Devine & Blake Anderson) – Drunk History

– Hello, I’m Kyle Kinane. and we’re going to talk about the first space walk.1965! Space race underway!America against Russia.So Russia, they’ve been sending animals out.Poo!But then, the U.S.,Pew!And then, Russia is just like,Who’s the most maniac Russian we have? Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov.So Russia says, Pavel, Alexey, do you want to do some …

North Korea – summary of 70 years of history

It’s one of the most closed and isolated countries in the world. Ruled with an iron fist for 70 years by the Kim dynasty. This country is also a thorn on the side of the largest military power in the world, the United States. Let’s trace on a map the evolution of North Korea, ever …

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But …

Russia’s Geography Problem

Russia’s Geography Problem

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Backblaze and in collaboration with Alternate History Hub and Real Life Lore. Russia is immense–it spans 5,000 miles across, 2,000 miles vertically12, crosses 11 time zones3, borders everywhere from Norway to North Korea4, and is as close to Anchorage as it is to Amsterdam5. It’s huge… …

The Animated History of Ukraine

The Animated History of Ukraine

Ukraine is located here right below Russia and Belarus so Ukraine is a relatively young country like really young its Declaration of Independence was only ratified in 1991 making it roughly the same age as most Millennials most of this general region was historically part of either Russia or Poland it’s very name an old …

Feature History – Soviet-Afghan War

Feature History – Soviet-Afghan War

It’s time we stop Stalin and Marx this topic off the list. And if you’re hoping for something else, well Soviet. Oh god what have I done. Hello and welcome to Feature History. Brought to you by the Great Courses Plus, more on that later, and featuring the Soviet-Afghan war. A war where the battles …

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. He successfully invaded two of Russia’s neighbors and strengthened ties with Syria and Iran. He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order… and it appears to be working. [Vladimir Putin, 17 years …