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  • The Russian Empire

  • A Captivating Guide to the Third-Largest Empire in History, Starting from Peter the Great to the Russian Revolution
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jay Herbert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
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Publisher's Summary

What happened to Imperial Russia?

Russia has long been a powerful country. Even today, Russia stands as one of the great powers on the planet. But modern-day Russia is just a vestige of the greater territory that once constituted Imperial Russia. The Russian Empire spanned continents, and at one time, Imperial Russia could claim territory from Alaska to Poland and just about everything else in between.

Russian rulers felt that they were the inheritors of the Byzantine Empire, and like the Caesars of old, they stylized themselves as "tsars". These tsars ruled as absolute autocrats, directing the empire through the sheer force of their own willpower. However, despite its size and power, the Russian Empire was often plagued with massive internal problems. 

An entire class of Russian peasants known as serfs, for example, were basically enslaved to the land they toiled on, unable to escape their lot in life. For much of the empire, the average Russian’s feelings were ignored by the tsar and the elite, but in the latter years of Imperial Russia, these unresolved problems would come back with a vengeance.

For the Russian Empire was not extinguished by an outside foe, but rather collapsed from within. This audiobook follows the rise of this Russian juggernaut from its earliest formation to its ultimate demise. 

In this audiobook, you will learn:

  • How the Russian Empire was founded
  • About the most important rulers of the Russian Empire
  • Of the major wars fought on behalf of Imperial Russia
  • About the revolutions that rocked the empire
  • And much more!

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