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A podcast about the politics and the history of the eastern Europe - including, but not limited to the current state of Russia, politics of the EU, history of the USSR and the region in general Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder

Kristaps Andrejsons


    • Jun 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 42m AVG DURATION
    • 344 EPISODES

    Listeners of The Eastern Border that love the show mention: latvian, soviet union, ussr, baltic, iron curtain, eastern european, people who lived, russians, border, comrade, cold war, armenian, chernobyl, look at life, communism, you'll be glad, horror story, region, socialism, anecdotes.



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    War in Ukraine: Episode 68

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 22:58

    News about the war. This time, with a look on the bigger picture and some conspiracy theories.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 67

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 21:56

    News about the war in Ukraine. Girkin's reports from the front lines are back, and of course I talk about the tragedy in Kremenchuk. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 66

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 19:00

    News about the war in Ukraine and weird events inside Russia. The Insider has made a report about how new laws approved by Gosduma will basically destroy Russian ecology.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 65

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 21:09

    News concerning the war in Ukraine. In this episode, we focus on Kazakhstan's president Tokayev, snubbing Putin and explain what's with Lithuania and Kaliningrad.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 64

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 17:20

    In this episode, I look at the CNN article that a lot of you have sent emails about and why western perspectives and "expert opinions" should be taken with a grai...BAG of salt.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 63

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 19:13

    News about the war in Ukraine. This time, we pay special attention to the "St. Petersburg International Forum of Economics" as, surprisingly enough, it managed to produce quite the news this year, despite the sanctions.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 62

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 19:45

    Digest about the most important war-related news - what Russia intends to do in Ukraine, how's the fight going and new censorship laws.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Perspectives pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 28:53

    Greetings, Comrades! As I prepare a major important events digest, here's parts 3 -5 of that huge Russian soldier's blog post that we mentioned previously in the Two Perspectives episode.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Famine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 48:45

    Greetings, Comrades. This…is a dark episode. But a one that You should listen to. To prepare. Drove me to a bit of existential crisis.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: An Abusive Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 56:04

    Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I talk with a Latvian/Ukrainian pediatrician and a recent social media star and influencer, beautiful and talented Dana Isarova. We discuss the war, problems in Ukraine and what the west should learn from this war. Also, why being next to Russia is just like if your partner is an abusive alcoholic and what you should do. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 58

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 16:52

    News from the front lines! Igor Girkin is unhappy as usual, and I take a look at Russian military corruption and discuss some interesting implications about the recent rocket deliveries to Ukraine. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Russian Fascism

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 35:25

    Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, I take a philosophical look at how and why Putin's Russia is objectively a fascist country. To fully grasp what's up here, You'll probably need to listen to some of our earlier eps, because I didn't explain every single example. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 56

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 23:30

    News about the war in Ukraine. In this episode, looking at the poor condition of the L/DPR soldiers and how some Russian diplomats have discovered that they have consciousness after all.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Two Perspectives

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:43

    Greetings, Comrades! In this episode, we go back to what made our show special. People's stories. And this time, we have two, different narratives about the same war. A Russian soldier on the ground…and Putin's daughter. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 54

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 16:35

    News update about the war in Ukraine. Igor Girkin's comments on the controversial NYT editorial and sadly a confirmation about how the Azovstal defenders that are now in Russia will be treated.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 53

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 14:57

    We're back with Igor Girkin's analysis of the situation on the front lines, some news and future perspectives.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 52

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 24:54

    News about the war in Ukraine. This episode is dedicated to doublethink, mental gymnastics, Ukrainian army's largest success in this war and Senator Rand Paul who honestly surprised me.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 51

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 14:11

    I'd write a descripion but typing hurts. News. As usual. About what it says on the title.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 50

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 13:04

    News about the war in Ukraine. New propaganda, Medvedev accuses Poland of aggression and Kadyrov gets snubbed by Moscow. For this episode, Happiness is especially Mandatory.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 49

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 20:05

    News about the war in Ukraine. Most important stuff that went on in the last two days with a message to all of you from the Ukrainian ministry of Foreign Affairs at the end.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 48

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 21:26

    News about the war from Ukraine. This time, from The Netherlands. Situation on the front, most important events of the past two days and the ongoing saga of Sergei Lavrov and how he just continues to offend countries at random. Because him, basically calling jews “the real nazis” wasn't enough.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 47

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 18:19

    News about the war in Ukraine. This time, about why the Bratva dislike this war and about the hidden mobilization inside Russian prisons. Also, preventively countering some disinfo that's sure to pop up soon.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Future of the Past with John Michael Godier

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 71:44

    Greetings, Comrades! I'm currently unpacking a lot of news information, so I think it's the right time to bring you my very recent interview with a futurist and science fiction author John Michael Godier from the Event Horizon podcast and YouTube channel, as a bit of a breather episode.We had a conversation about how the Soviet Union viewed life in the future, what were their goals and...then we went to a lot of tangents. Some of which are very dark, as you really can't escape the modern realities that easily. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 46

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 20:44

    News about the war in Ukraine. More news about the front, and also some interesting Russian economy updates, because there have been some serious political decisions.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 21:21

    News about the war. We're looking at the big picture now, and some massive fails by the FSB. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Martyrmade

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 118:00

    Greetings, Comrades! A while ago, as this war had just started, I was invited on Martyrmade podcast, to discuss the Ukraine war - and as you'll see our opinions differ. That episode went on Darryl's paid substack feed, but now, when some time has now passed, I'm allowed to bring this interview to my audience as well. It gets heated at times. Contrast and compare with what I've said on my show and what has happened since.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 43

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 15:41

    News, kinda. We mostly answer listener questions here and get emotional as part of You have asked as it gets me confused sometimes about what You'd actually like to hear. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 42

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 16:36

    News about the war in Ukraine. This time, apparently not good news for the Russian forces, which means great info for the rest of us! No, I'm not even hiding my allegiances here.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 41

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 16:55

    News about the Ukraine war. We're back to safety for now, but there's the Moskva that got destroyed and a new offensive in Donbass. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: The Blitz Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 82:45

    Greetings, Comrades! While in Kyiv, and working hard, we bring you an interview with a guest that's my mentor in this whole podcasting business, quite probably the greaest history podcaster on the planet, Dan Carlin. We discuss the war in Ukraine, it's geopolitical consequences, reasons and possible outcomes. Enjoy!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 39

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 15:41

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. Including my question to the presidents in the conference.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 19:23

    Report from the situation on the ground from the towns that Russians had occupied. This is not a pleasant episode to listen to. Please, do check out our twitter or our FB page for pictures.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 19:21

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. This time, how I honestly got into my first really stressful situation here, what I leaned from it, and, of course, more info from our fav enemy, Igor Girkin. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 16:53

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. Igor Girkin is back, I found his Telegram channel. My private battles with bureaucracy continue. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 35

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 16:22

    Daily news about the war. This time, also with some info about the everyday life in Odesa. Life's good, bomb sirens - not so much.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 34

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 14:04

    Daily news about the war. This time, straight from Odessa, Ukraine. It's been a long trip for us to get here.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 33

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 57:28

    Greetings, Comrades! As you're listening to this, I am on a plane to Budapest, and after that, I'll have a 17 hour train trip to Ukrainian border and we'll get a bus to Odessa from there. In this episode, we discuss Ukraine matters with an expert – Antony Bartaway, from 'Ukraine without Hype' podcast who's an American journalist who has been living in Ukraine for 8 years now and whom I'll also meet in person. In these dark times, I hope that our conversation will help you understand the situation more. We tried to debunk some myths here.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 32

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 8:38

    Fuck PutinSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 31

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 22:39

    Daily news about the war. This time, a deep dive on Putin's health and the recent claims about his potential cance.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 15:04

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. This time, we answer the question about what Putin wants from this war – because we got hold of an article, automatically published in Russian state media, and then recalled whiich tells us exactly that.Rus: https://web.archive.org/web/20220226051154/https://ria.ru/20220226/rossiya-1775162336.htmlEng: https://en.thepage.ua/news/a-new-multi-vector-world-what-putin-was-preparing-for-ukraine-and-the-west-after-the-invasionSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 29

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 14:09

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. This time, Russia now officially is best buddies with Taliban and I got a short interview with refugees who're now staying next to my mom.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 28

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 17:05

    Daily news about the war. This time, peace talks and Russia, moving goalposts and how their propaganda is shifting.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 14:40

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. This time, with a letter from Azov, explaining themselves.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 26

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 14:51

    Daily news digest about war in Ukraine. Today, vague claims about the fall of Mariupol, answers to people who support Putin and some dark vit by Nevzorov.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 25

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 18:50

    Daily news about the war in Ukraine. This time, about Russia's changing plans and some very strange deaths of high profile people.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 24

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 11:39

    Daily news digest about the war in Ukraine. Requiescat in pace Oksana Baulina.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 23

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 14:59

    Daily news digest about the war in Ukraine. This time, I give you the NATO perspective and some emerging threats.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 14:42

    Daily news digest about the war in Ukraine. Russia's economic voes just get worse by the day. And there are some interesting political developments too.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Ep21 An Angry God

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 16:56

    Daily news digest about what's going on in Ukraine. An angry God has awoken.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 17:14

    Daily news digest about war in Ukraine. This time, including the very first mention of Vladimir Putin in media, from 1992.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    War in Ukraine: Episode 19

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 18:21

    Daily news digest about the war in Ukraine. This time, about Ukrainian successes which is nice, and the forced support demonstrations, Putin's forcing his people to attend.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theeasternborder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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