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S3:E13 Godless Utopia

S3:E13 Godless Utopia

In Russia during the Soviet era, hundred of posters and magazine covers were printed to encourage people to abandon their faith. They were state-sponsored and designed to be interpreted even by people who could not read. This propaganda clearly tied anti-Christian sentiment to the United States.

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S3:E12 Pioneer 1

S3:E12 Pioneer 1

How strong was the soviet mythology? Strong enough to make a young boy turn in his own parents. At least... that's what the communist government of Russia wanted their people to believe. They created a myth around a boy named Pavlik Morozov who they deemed Pioneer 1....

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S3:E9 The Rise of Lenin and Stalin

S3:E9 The Rise of Lenin and Stalin

When the Russian tsars fell, they left a power vacuum. Who would rule Russia after the Romanov dynasty? The Bolshevik's rose to power, led by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin immediately began persecuting anybody he didn't like. In this episode, we'll examine the dark realities...

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S3:E7 History of The Russian Church

S3:E7 History of The Russian Church

“We did our best, but it turned out as it always does.”

Kind of a dark statement, no? It is a popular Russian phrase that kind of encapsulates the spirit of Russian history. People who try hard to make a change, but that change is not exactly great. In this episode of the Truce Podcast, we spoke with Jennifer Eremeeva, author of the excellent book, “Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia” about the history of the Russian Christian church.

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S3:E6 A Russian Christmas

S3:E6 A Russian Christmas

Christmas and New Years can be a stressful time for us. But what if you had to celebrate two Christmas’ and two Years’? Our special guest Jennifer Eremeeva (author of Have Personality Disorder Will Rule Russia) is an American married to a Russian. Each year they have the potential of four holidays in less than a month. But why?

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S3:E4 Rasputin

S3:E4 Rasputin

The rogue monk who may have changed history as we know it. How much influence did he have over Tsar Nicholas II? His wife?

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S3:E3 The Fall of the Romanovs

S3:E3 The Fall of the Romanovs

n this episode we follow the abdication of Nicholas II to the untimely end of him and his family. Theirs was just the first of a long string of murders that would elevate Lenin and Stalin to power.

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