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'Smart History of Russia' will change the way we learn history. The website tells the story of Russian history in just 30 minutes. It brings together short written summaries and compelling visual content.
Smart History of Russia Website
Smart History of Russia Website 2016-06-05 13:58:53
In the 'Smart History of Russia' website the 1,000 years of epic Russian history is summarised in a complete 30-minute story, focusing only on the most essential problems, dates and names. The text is simple, very short and concise - ideal for beginners, students and busy people.

Everything is carefully organized into a complete visual experience that gives you the core of the subject in very little time.

We redirect to an array of very different resources ranging from the original motion pictures of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov to the instructional videos of Khan Academy to the vintage soviet propaganda newsreels to bits of popular video games like the Age of Empires etc.

Additional resources:

- 17,000 photos on Pinterest

- 700 videos on Youtube

- 3,500 songs on Spotify

- 100 podcast episodes from 25 authors

Smart History of Russia is your definitive source of Russian history education when you only have half an hour to spare and you need to master the subject quickly.


"If you love history but history textbooks feel dull and if you are a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner, Smart Histories is just for you! I think that Smart History of Russia is a modern way to learn and become inspired. Тhe strength of the ambitious concept is in its clarity, passion and professionalism."

- Tanja Narma, Master of Arts at the University of Helsinki

“Smart Histories is a brilliant repository of learning. Tanel has developed a fascinating series that tell the great and turbulent story of Russia from Kievan Rus all the way to the Tsars and Stalin.”

- Nick Shepley, History Teacher and Creator of Explaining History Ebooks

“A follower just put together a marvelous website on Russian history with my podcast being one of the focuses."

- Mark Schauss, author of Russian Rulers History podcast

“Great website telling the history of Russia in 30 minutes! Check it out!"

- @RusStudentUK The Russian Student via Twitter

Visit the site at

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