Shunned History | Russia's Lost Wars | Episode 13 | The Gaze
"Shunned History" is all about digging into the hidden corners of political history around the globe. Ever been curious about why certain events went down the way they did? Who had a stake in the game? And what unfolded afterward? Well, tune in and get ready to uncover the truth!
In today's episode, our host Edward Bowen will tell us about Russia`s conflicts. The entire history of Russian civilization is a continuous series of aggressive wars. The Muscovite Principality, the Tsarist and Soviet Empires – no matter which regime existed in Russia, it`s constantly sought to expand it`s territories. There was no neighboring territory that Russians didn't show aggression towards. And not only towards their neighbors.
One of the most common myths among Russians is the myth of the invincibility of their army. Propaganda stills the idea that Russia is the most powerful country in the world and has never lost a single war. Is that really the case?
Today we are debunking myths and will talk about wars that Russia lost. Also about those conflicts where it seemed to win, but the victory was pyrrhic and came at an incredibly high price. Russia's lost wars.