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A Very Cool Animation of Russia's Borders 1462 to 2018 (VIDEO)

If you have any love of history at all do yourself a favor and check this out

Here is a very cool dynamic map of Russian territories from 1462 to 2018, truly worth clicking: Границы России 1462-2018 гг

And here is the neat accompanying video animation of progression through the years:

Dark green -- Russia proper

Light green -- Russian dependencies

Blue -- disputed

Gray -- temporarily occupied

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A pair of infographics to go along with that:

Gross Russian territory over time:

Russia is smaller than at any time since 1732.

Territories gained/lost by each ruler:

Biggest gains: Mikhail Romanov & Alexey Mikhailovich (Siberia).

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Biggest losers: Gorbachev, Lenin

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