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Historical Lectures

Ekaterina Shulman`s lectures about Russian history and major historical events. (Language: Russian)

Doing research in Russian Studies?

Russian Studies

Use this guide as a starting point for your research in this subject area.

Russian Studies Department at Davidson

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Welcome to the Russian guide! It provides information and sources about Russian culture, politics, history, language and current events!

This is a work in progress. We will be adding to this site on a continuous basis. Questions or suggestions? Please email

About Russia

The following videos trace back the first origins of Russia, from the creation of Novgorod during the IXth century, until the end of the Time of Troubles, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty and explain how Russia became the biggest country in the world.

Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols: Crash Course World History #20

Where did Russia come from? - Alex Gendler

The origins of Russia - Summary on a Map

Books on Russian history

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