Death of an Empire radio series – now available as podcasts

Death of an Empire is five part radio series produced by Athena Media, exploring twenty years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union presented by Seamus Martin, former Moscow correspondent of The Irish Times, and exploring what made the Soviet Union, what led to its collapse and what it’s like inside modern Russia today.

Death of an Empire

The series began on RTÉ Radio 1 on January 7th 2012 at 7.30pm and is a five part series.

Each programme explores the historical events which shaped modern Russia from the leadership of Gorbachev to the coup d’etat in August 1991 which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the era of Boris Yeltsin and the birth of modern Russia under Vladimir Putin.

To view the press release please click here

Find the Athena Podcasts RSS feed here and listen back to the episodes

Death of an Empire is an Athena Media production for RTÉ Radio 1.

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