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Russian History: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow | Global Research

Russian History: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow | Global Research | Russian History | Scoop.it

This series is aimed at shedding light over contemporary Russian affairs, as I firmly believe that in order to analyze properly current international relations, one must get a strong historical background.

 

Part 1 will be dedicated to the foundation of the Russian state, and the process, as we will see, began way before 862. Indeed, a political embryo emerged with the state of Gardaríki, centered in Novgorod, which included the areas inhabited by Votes, Veps and Ilmen Slavs. It was set up by the Varangian chief Rurik in 862, marking the traditional beginning of Russian history.


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Robert T. Preston's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:52 PM

Russian history is varied, and complex, but fascinating.

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Stalin's reputation not so monstrous 60 years on - The Japan Times

Stalin's reputation not so monstrous 60 years on - The Japan Times | Russian History | Scoop.it
Stalin's reputation not so monstrous 60 years on
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Few people marked the passing of one of history's greatest mass murderers. Stalin was born in 1878 in ... Vladimir Lenin's death in 1924 triggered a complicated power struggle.
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How the stage was set - Socialist Worker Online

How the stage was set
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The Russia of the Tsars was one of history's most terrible dictatorships. The vast majority of Russians lived in impoverished conditions that were little changed from centuries before.
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Much Ado About Lenin - History

Much Ado About Lenin - History | Russian History | Scoop.it
History Much Ado About Lenin History This week, after being closed for a series of repairs to shore up a crumbling and leaky foundation, the mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square that houses the embalmed body of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by...
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The Comintern: a beacon for world revolution

The Comintern: a beacon for world revolution | Russian History | Scoop.it
Seventy years ago this month the Communist International, known as the Comintern, was dissolved by Stalin.
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Rasputin vs Stalin. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 finale.

Download this song: http://bit.ly/10uvUs2 Tweet this Vid-ee-oh! http://clicktotweet.com/fV52H Check out the FREE ERB App: iPhone - http://bit.ly/16mGnFo iPad...
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Inaugural Russian Book Prize shortlist celebrates six of the best - Russia Beyond The Headlines

Inaugural Russian Book Prize shortlist celebrates six of the best - Russia Beyond The Headlines | Russian History | Scoop.it
Inaugural Russian Book Prize shortlist celebrates six of the best
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The shortlist of erudite-yet-popular tomes, selected from many eligible books published in 2012, all explore aspects of 20th-century Russian history.
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A glimpse behind the Iron Curtain: Auctioned photographs by underground artists provide a rare snapshot of everyday life in Communist Russia

A glimpse behind the Iron Curtain: Auctioned photographs by underground artists provide a rare snapshot of everyday life in Communist Russia | Russian History | Scoop.it
A collection of more than 800 pictures offering a fascinating and rare glimpse into life in the former Soviet Union is to go under the hammer more than two decades after it was dissolved. (Brilliant photos of life in Soviet Union here.
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History and the Sock Merchant: The Tsars Army, an instrument of social mobility?

History and the Sock Merchant: The Tsars Army, an instrument of social mobility? | Russian History | Scoop.it
The Tsars Army, an instrument of social mobility? Eh? http://t.co/lsLptrFIGb
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Writing the Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy - Work in Progress

Writing the Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy - Work in Progress | Russian History | Scoop.it
The Russian revolution and subsequent civil war destroyed the tsarist ruling class. Like a violent storm, the upheaval scattered exiles throughout the world, making the task of tracking down their descendants particularly ...

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Private moments of the last Russian Tsar and his family captured on camera ... - Daily Mail

Private moments of the last Russian Tsar and his family captured on camera ... - Daily Mail | Russian History | Scoop.it
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Stalin’s Ethnic Deportations—and the Gerrymandered Ethnic Map

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"An earlier GeoCurrents post on Chechnya mentioned that the Chechens were deported from their homeland in the North Caucasus to Central Asia in February 1944.  However, the Chechen nation was not the only one to suffer such a fate under Stalin’s regime."


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Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:43 AM

Stalin probably did not have the outlook of his country's geography in mind when he deported all of these people.  It goes to show that ruthless dictatorships are never the way to go, as impulsive decisions and tyranny can have consequences for the long term.

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This article details the ethnic deportation of peoples during the Soviet era. Many peoples were relocated under the guise of creating an ethnically unified Soviet Union but the truth was while some of the deportations were to simply move workers places of planned industry, many were to exile those deemed enemies of the state. The article estimates over 40% of those relocated died of diseases, malnutrition, or mistreatment. These forced migrations changed the demographics of Eastern Europe and Asia while causing major conflicts between various ethnic groups and Russia.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 6:22 AM

This article describes the practice of Lenin and Stalin of Russifacation.  This policy led to many ethnic minorities with in the Soviet Union being deported from their home soil to the interior of Russia.  The aim was to place ethnic Russian in boarder areas and to bring the ‘undesirable’ ethnicity into the interior to become Russian or sent to the gulags to die.  The effects of this mass relocation of ethnicity is still being felt today.  The rising conflict in Ukraine is a direct result from these policies as the country is split between ethnic Ukraine and the decedents of the ethnic Russians move there to secure the ports to the Black Sea.

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Blood and laughter | Simon Beattie

Blood and laughter | Simon Beattie | Russian History | Scoop.it
RT @simon_beattie: Tsarist censorship defied: an extraordinary publishing phenomenon, 1905-6. http://t.co/o79kvLjra4 #rarebooks #russia
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Russians name Brezhnev best 20th-century leader, Gorbachev worst - RT

Russians name Brezhnev best 20th-century leader, Gorbachev worst - RT | Russian History | Scoop.it
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Gorbachev, History, Lenin, Politics, Russia, Stalin.
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Russian lawmaker hit with anti-Semitic remarks after comparing Stalin’s agents to Nazis

Russian lawmaker hit with anti-Semitic remarks after comparing Stalin’s agents to Nazis | Russian History | Scoop.it
An explosive comparison made by a liberal Russian politician between Stalin’s agents and Hitler’s secret police has provoked a storm of abusive criticism in Russia that has been tinged by anti-Semitism.

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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII | Russian History | Scoop.it
Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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Joseph Stalin : Biography

Joseph Stalin : Biography | Russian History | Scoop.it
A detailed biography of Joseph Stalin that includes images, quotations and the main facts of his life.
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