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Brief History of Russia — from the 7th century till the present day



History is a tricky subject, so instead of trying to pretend that we have any academic background in it, we just wrote our own story about Russia from the ancient times up to the present days. Something very subjective, almost as if we're telling about the Russian history to our friends. So, please, don't take it as an academic research or anything like that. What you find below is our personal subjective vision of how the history developed and how it affected the country we live in now.

The Ancient Rus' – from 7 to 13 Century

The tribes of the Eastern Slavs – the ancient ancestors of Russians...

The Mongol Yoke – 13 to 15 Century

In 13th century Kievan Rus’ was attacked by Mongol Empire. The separate...


The Expansion Period – 16 to 18 Century

The time from the 16th to 18th century was the period of expansion. Russia...


The 19th Century, Decembrists, End of Serfdom, Reforms

After the death of Peter the Great and until the second half of 19th century...


20th Century – Revolution, Communists, USSR, Stalin's Industrialisation

The first half of the 20th century was a turbulent time for Russia: the...


World War 2, Cold War, The Fall of Communism

The World War Two was a transformative event for Russia. The country lost more...


Present-Day: Capitalism, Sovereign Democracy, Eltsin, and Putin - Russian History

With the communism's collapse, the binary opposition between communism and...


Famous Russians and Nobel Laureates - People we are proud about

Below you can find a list of the important and outstanding...

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The 19th Century, Decembrists, End of Serfdom, Reforms

After the death of Peter the Great and until the second half of 19th century Russia remained ambitious and aggressive empire. Russian Emperors were...


20th Century – Revolution, Communists, USSR, Stalin's Industrialisation

The first half of the 20th century was a turbulent time for Russia: the political system was drastically and violently transformed, there was an...


World War 2, Cold War, The Fall of Communism

The World War Two was a transformative event for Russia. The country lost more than 20 Mln people and played a crucial role in defeating the Nazis....

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