A new episode of the podcast History is Just Beginning!

Department of History
Amiran Urushadze; Boris Kolonitsky

The Empire's End kicks off a new season of podcast “History is Just Beginning”. In the new cycle, historians continue to argue about the viability of the Russian Empire at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Here’s a brief summary of the first episode. "Pessimists" argue that the collapse of the Romanov Empire was inevitable, while "optimists" underscore the success of Russia's development on the eve of the First World War. Historians Boris Kolonitsky and Amiran Urushadze discuss this dispute, and talk about political culture and various images of the imperial family .


You can watch the episode on the Youtube channel of the European University.