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165 The North Caucasus – the roots of conflict

165 The North Caucasus – the roots of conflict

April 14, 2022

Chechnya has recently been Russia's sore spot. In this episode, we talk about the roots of conflict and how highlanders of the North Caucasus resisted the rule of Imperial Russia. 

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164 Armenia and Azerbaijan – challenging neighbourhood

164 Armenia and Azerbaijan – challenging neighbourhood

April 10, 2022

In this episode, we talk about geography and national identities in conflict. 

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163 Transcaucasia – between three empires

163 Transcaucasia – between three empires

April 7, 2022

Looking from Moscow, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are situated in Transcaucasia, but this region is also called the South Caucasus. In the 18th century, it was surrounded by three empires – Russia, the Ottomans (nowadays Turkey), and Persia (Iran). Names and titles in the episode: Lermontov, "A Hero of Our Time."

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162 Stalin – dictator, intellectual, and theater-goer

162 Stalin – dictator, intellectual, and theater-goer

April 3, 2022

When a Georgian leads Russia, he might need to become a Russian. 

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161 Georgia – a country in the Caucasus

161 Georgia – a country in the Caucasus

April 1, 2022

In this episode, we talk about Georgia, an ancient country in the Caucasus, which has a long history, great food, and remarkable people, some of whom are world famous. Names in the episode: Абхазия, Южная Осетия, Майя Чибурданидзе, Нона Гаприндашвили, Джордж Баланчин, Иосиф Сталин.

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160 Moldavia – between Romania and Ukraine

160 Moldavia – between Romania and Ukraine

March 29, 2022

Did you know that the Moldavian language is the Romanian language, that the architect of the Eiffel tower also built a bridge in Moldavia, and that Moldavian brandy would be called cognac in France? Words in this episode: Кишинёв, Александр Пушкин, Эйфель, Приднестровье. 

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159 The Baltic way

159 The Baltic way

March 23, 2022

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania spent only 50 years in the USSR. Once left the Union, they never looked back. Words: Эстония, Латвия, Литва, Таллинн, Рига Вильнюс (Вильна), эстонский, финнский, латышский, литовский, протестантский, католический, Поющая (Песенная) Революция, СНГ (Содружество Независимых Государств), НАТО. 

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158 The map of the Soviet Motherland

158 The map of the Soviet Motherland

March 22, 2022

Why Lenin and Stalin drew new internal borders in the country?

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157 Jews in Ukraine and Russia

157 Jews in Ukraine and Russia

March 17, 2022

As early as the 18th century, there were no Jews in the Russian Empire. Then they moved there in great numbers. 

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156 Cossacks, the frontier people

156 Cossacks, the frontier people

March 16, 2022

The anthem of Ukraine mentions the Cossack heritage. In the 16th - 17th centuries, living in Ukraine meant living in the frontier.  

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