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TED-Ed: Where did Russia come from?

Russia is the biggest country in the world, spanning one-eighth of the earth’s landmass. But where did it all begin? Alex Gendler explores the epic history of the Kievan Rus, where characters ranging from Viking raiders and Western crusaders to Byzantine missionaries and Mongol hordes all played a role to create a unique civilization standing …

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ESA: Flying over the English Channel

A nighttime timelapse flying west to east over the English Channel towards Northern Europe and Russia.  

ESA: Earth from Space | Icy Baikal

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A multitemporal Sentinel-1A radar image is featured in the one hundred thirty-eighth.  

Erika Larsen: The Reindeer People

Spending years in the field, photographer Erika Larsen has gained unprecedented access into the lives, work, and culture of Scandinavia’s fascinating Sami people.  

Stanislas Giroux: Seat 22 — Trans-Siberian Odyssey

This short film by Stanislas Giroux is as he describes three minutes of video for three weeks of travel, three countries, three cultures (and three tee-shirts in my backpack !) ; I took a train ticket for the Trans-Siberian railway, in order to reach Beijing from Moscow, crossing Mongolia. I travelled alone with my bag, …

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Earth from Space: Coldest city

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Russia’s Lena River and city of Yakutsk are pictured in this edition.

Benjamin Elman: The Great Reversal: The “Rise of Japan” and the “Fall of China” after 1895 as Historical Fables

From Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, lecture on the “rise of Japan” and the “fall of China” in the late nineteenth century. Professor Benjamin Elman will talk about Japan’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 to indicate that in the twenty-first century we are entering new historical terrain vis-à-vis “modern” China and …

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Earth from Space: Chernozem cropland

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we look at a colorful image of agriculture in Russia’s Black Earth Region.