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ABC Radio National

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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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Lenin's train ride to Russia

April 16th, 2017

One hundred years ago, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov - better known as Lenin - boarded a single-carriage sealed train in Zurich and travelled through a world at war to Petrograd's Finland Station.

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Gibraltar

April 9th, 2017

As the UK enters negotiations over its departure from the European Union, Gibraltar fears that it could become a bargaining chip.

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The housing crisis

April 2nd, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a housing crisis in Australia – but what exactly is it?

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Putin's Russia

March 26th, 2017

How did Russia emerge from the collapse of the Soviet Union as a major force in international politics?