February 3rd, 2015

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Russia: Forever a Time of Troubles | History Today

Russia: Forever a Time of Troubles | History Today

Russia almost didn’t survive the beginning of the 17th century. Convulsed by civil wars, peasant uprisings, foreign invasions, mass famine and repeated power struggles, it faced violence so apocalyptic that a special word was applied to embrace this blood-soaked anarchy: smuta [smoot-uh], usually tr…

Posted by Michael Zeleny on 3 Feb 2015, 15:50

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