The Streltsy

Russian Rulers History Podcast

Mar 18 2023 • 24 mins

Today, we cover the fighting force known as the Streltsy. They were first formed by Ivan the Terrible in 1550. They would serve as Russia's first standing army and the body guards of the Tsar. Join us as we go over their turbulent, yet short place in Russian history. If you'd like to support the podcast with a small monthly donation, click this link -

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