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The Russian Empire History Podcast

The Russian Empire History Podcast

By JP Bristow
The history of all the peoples of the Russian Empire. New episode every other Sunday.
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Episode 1.08 - Steppe Warriors Part I - Horse Archers
This episode looks at the weapons and equipment used by the mounted warriors of the steppe. Intro from The History of Saqartvelo Georgia podcast - find them on all good podcast platforms. You can support this podcast by donations via PayPal to
October 9, 2021
Episode 1.07 Herodotus on the Scythians
In this episode, we look at what Herodotus wrote about the Scythians in The Histories, and how far we can see it as historically valid. You can support this show by donating via PayPal to
September 26, 2021
Episode 1.06 Into the Kurgans Part 3 - Rediscovering the Scythians
In this last part of our look at archeological discoveries in steppe kurgans, we look at how finds from Ukraine to Mongolia were put together to rediscover the Scythians. You can support this show by donating via PayPal to
September 11, 2021
Episode 1.05 The Bosporan Kingdom
This episode looks at the Greek colonies of the northern Black Sea coast, the Bosporan Kingdom.
August 28, 2021
Episode 1.04 Into the Kurgans Part 2 - Sintashta
4000 years ago, an early Indo-Iranian culture emerged in the Southern Urals with important innovations and a trade network from the Black Sea to the Pacific.
August 14, 2021
Episode 1.03 Into the Kurgans - Yamnaya
5000 years ago, nomadic steppe lifestyles began with the Yamnaya people, likely speakers of Proto-Indo-European, who left kurgan graves across the steppe.
July 31, 2021
Episode 1.02 The Urheimat
Beginning a look at the Bronze Age steppe. What was Proto-Indo-European and why is it associated with the steppe?
July 17, 2021
Episode 1.01 The Plain and the Steppe
This episode is an introduction to the geographical setting of Season 1, the East European Plain and the Great Steppe, its geography, climate, resources, and where some of the peoples that will play a key role in our story emerge.
July 11, 2021
This episode is a brief introduction to this podcast, its themes and plans.
July 10, 2021