Why did Russia conquer Siberia? (Short Animated Documentary)

Siberia is vast and despite the long distances Russia conquered it throughout the 16th and seventeenth centuries. But given that it was mostly empty and put Russia in contact with potential enemies why did Moscow conquer it? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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  1. Wrong. James Bisonette originally owned all of Russia and Siberia, but lost it to Kelly Moneymaker, who then sold it back to the Russians out of generosity.

  2. The aliens must be so confused how our leaders can force so many troops into fighting to the death when it usually won’t benefit them. It just makes the leaders richer or more powerful

  3. Shame Siberia should gain their boarders back from Russia as it was never actually Russia. Instead of being mostly poor in Siberia they could have been very modernised considering alot of oil is there. It's Siberia's oil not Russia's!

  4. Why Russia conquer Alaska? But olmost the entire west coast of North America, close to San Francisco? But the Caucasus? But Georgia and Armenia? But Eastern and Central Europe? But parts of Finland, Hungary, Slovacia, Romania and Iran? But Afganistan? But Siria? But Ukraine? Are you idiot to ask that, or what?

  5. There is one huge LIE ABOUT RUSSIAN HISTORY. IN WESTERN WORLD RUSSIAN CONQUEST OF THE SIBERIA AND FAR EAST IS INTERPRETED AS A COLONIAL CONQUEST FROM 17TH CENTURY RATHER THAN A UNIFICATION OF RUSSIAN NATIVE LAND. RUSSIAN STATE HAD DIFFERENT BORDERS THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEREFORE RUSSIAN STATE WAS LOSING IT AND RETURNING TO SIBERIA MANY TIMES. THE OLDEST EXAMPLE OF R1A HAPLOTYPE WAS FOUND SOUTH OF THE BAYKAL LAKE DATED 24 000 YEARS BACK. SIMPLY PUTTED RUSSIAN AND MOST OF OTHER EASTERN AND WESTERN SLAVIC ANCESSTORS LIVED IN SIBERIA 24 000 YEARS AGO! SO SIBERIA WAS SLAVIC PREHISTORIC NATIVE LAND FROM WHICH THEY SPREAD INTO ALL OTHER DIRECTIONS. WE CAN EVEN SEE ANTROPOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE BEARES OF R1A HAPLOTYPE THAT THEY ARE INTERRELATED WITH CENTRAL ASIAN PEOPLES LIKE SLANTED EYES, HUGE CHICK BONES, FLAT NOSES AND SHORT SQUARE JAW! THESE FEATURES HAVE RESULTED NOT AS A 300 YEARS OF RUSSIAN PRESENCE IN SIBERIA BUT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF LIVING IN THESE LANDS AND MIXING WITH ASIANS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE. SIBERIA IS NOT RUSSIAN COLONIAL POSSESION BUT SO FAR AS DNA DATA SHOWS THE OLDES SLAVIC NATIVE LAND. FROM HERE THE SO CALLED "ARRIANS" POPULATED THE ENTIRE NORTHERN AND CENTAL PORTIONS OF EUROASIA. I FEEL VERY SAD WHEN I SEE PEOPLE MAKING HISTORY VIDEOS WITHOUT HAVING PROPER KNOWLEDGE. MOST OF VIDEOS ONLINE ARE JUST A MARE POLITICAL PROPAGANDA WITH GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTES BEHIND THEM. US AND OTHER ACTORS WANT TO CONQUER SIBERIA DUE TO ITS RESOURCES THAT IS THE REASON WHY RUSSIA IS PRESENTED AS CONQUEROR OF SIBERIA.

  6. There's no ethnic Russians. Russian is not nationality, but ideology based on stolen Ukrainian history and denial of Ukrainians as a Nation. Russian equal to Fascist. It's artificially created nation about 400 years ago by Moscow Tsar Peter the Great. Before that world even didn't know about Russia. Russia and independent Ukraine cannot exist same time on Earth. Or this or this.

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