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Russian Rulers History Podcast

By Mark Schauss

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First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.

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Premium stuff. Very clear, very fun and in order. Loved it.

Worth a listen

The research is excellent but the delivery can still be improved. It sounds a bit too staged/overdone sometimes. You can tell when Mark has gone off script and it's much easier to listen to those bits. I like the slapshot episodes - the timing and content is always very appropriate to what's going on in the regular episodes.

Not a fan of "this week in Russian history." It's too hard for me to follow, I turn the podcast off when it starts and I'll be looking forward to when the year is done and this segment goes away. Its a good idea, just not for me.

Well researched and presented

Mr. Schauss does a brilliant job as an amateur historian surveying Russian history. This podcast is eerily similar to the second year History of Russia course that I took 20 years ago. I find it particularly engaging when Mr. Schauss introduces issues that are currently being debated or his personal opinion on the historical facts. This demonstrates not only the depth of his research, but it also shows his confidence with the subject matter.

My only minor criticism is his pronunciation and intonation of Russian words. Honestly, it can make my skin crawl at times. BUT I endured years of teachers harping on me for my pronunciation and intonation. It's no easy feat. I can appreciate the struggle. The saving grace is his sign off; "До свидания и спасибо большое". It's well done every time.

For anyone with an interest in Russian history, I couldn't recommend this podcast any stronger.

Russian Rulers History Podcast
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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