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War in Ukraine: A Historical Guide to the Russian Invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is steeped in history; this is your historical guide to understand how that history is coming alive in this war.



With the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and the course of those ongoing events, A.D. History is breaking from its scheduled programming to provide a historical guide to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine, Russia & NATO: A Vital Historical Perspective

This episode is discussing the history of Ukraine, Russia, their shared history and the relevant history of NATO in this situation. The current invasion of Ukraine is a very complicated story, with countless twists and turns historically that are playing out before our eyes.

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For many, it is a history that they may only be vaguely familiar with, but now want to know more about.

Paul and Patrick – students and presenters of history – break down this greater story;  seeking to provide you a helpful perspective to better understand what is the largest military conflict in Europe since the Second World War over seven decades ago.

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Moreover, whether we may yet realize it or not, it is a conflict that could quickly shatter the peace of the world. 

A Responsibility to Our Listeners: A Discussion About History in the Making in Ukraine

Once again, A.D. History will continue its scheduled programming with the following episode.

However, breaking from precedent by commenting on current events, we could not overlook having a cut-and-dry historically based conversation on how we ended up where we are today.

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.