A Short History of Russia

Lucy CAZALET (1870 - 1956)

A Short History of Russia by Lucy Cazalet is a helpful introduction to the people, places, and events that shaped Russia, the largest country in the world. While covering the bullet points of Russian history, the author expands to greater detail when talking about the people whose ideas and victories became the backbone of Russian culture and politics. The timeline of this book is the 9th century A.D. to 1906, when the country's first State Parliament (Duma or Дума) opened, but before the last Romanov Tsar, Nicholas II, was executed, and Revolution swept the entire country. (summary by VioletBleu)

Genre(s): History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Slavs VioletBleu
00:03:23
Play 02 The Origin of Russia VioletBleu
00:06:08
Play 03 Vladimir and His Successors VioletBleu
00:07:32
Play 04 The Rise of the Princedom of Suzdal and of Novgorod the Great VioletBleu
00:07:25
Play 05 The Tartar Invasion VioletBleu
00:03:50
Play 06 Alexander Nevski, Daniel of Galich, and the Rise of Moscow VioletBleu
00:05:13
Play 07 Dmitri Donskoi VioletBleu
00:03:17
Play 08 The Downfall of Novgorod and the End of the Tartar Supremacy VioletBleu
00:04:39
Play 09 Vasili III, 1505-33; Ivan IV, 1533-84 VioletBleu
00:09:49
Play 10 Feodor Ivanovich, 1584-98 VioletBleu
00:03:44
Play 11 Boris Godunov, 1598-1605; The False Dmitri, 1605-6 VioletBleu
00:05:51
Play 12 Vasili Shuiski, 1606-10 VioletBleu
00:05:47
Play 13 The First Romanov: Michael Feodorovich, 1612-45 VioletBleu
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Play 14 Alexei Mikhailovich, 1645-76 VioletBleu
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Play 15 Feodor Alexeyevich, 1676-82; Ivan V, 1682-96; Peter I, the Great,1682-1725 VioletBleu
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Play 16 Catherine I, 1725-7; Peter II, 1727-1730; Anne, 1730-40 VioletBleu
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Play 17 Ivan VI, 1740-1; Elizabeth, 1741-61; Peter III, 1761-2 VioletBleu
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Play 18 Catherine II, 1762-96 VioletBleu
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Play 19 Paul I, 1796-1801 VioletBleu
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Play 20 Alexander I, 1801-25 VioletBleu
00:06:32
Play 21 Nicholas I, 1825-55 VioletBleu
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Play 22 Alexander II, 1855-81 VioletBleu
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Play 23 Alexander III, 1881-1894; Nicolas II, 1894- VioletBleu
00:02:56