Friday, June 24, 2022

Joseph Nye – Peter the Great’s Master Shipbuilder

The creation of Peter the Great’s Baltic Fleet was achieved with the expertise of English shipbuilders, of whom Joseph Nye was amongst the most...

The Maxim Gorky: Aviation’s Titanic

Maurie White’s father, an engineer who produced truck radiators, was one of forty people invited onto the Maxim Gorky, a mammoth passenger plane that...

The 1908 Tunguska Event

The explosion that occurred over Russia in 1908 is suspected to have been a comet or asteroid, and this impact could have also formed...

Soviet Jewish Jokes: Anecdotes & Humour in the Soviet Union

Soviet Jewish anecdotes talked about emigration, nationality, economics and discrimination. Emigration humour was hugely popular and served to highlight both the poor standard of...

Domestic Violence – Peasant Russia: Wife-Beating Was a Common Form of Physical Abuse in...

The culture of the peasantry in Russia made the practice of wife-beating expected. Domestic violence was a normal way of subjugating household members. Domestic violence...

Russian Beauty

In 1899, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was preparing for the arrival of her third child. This time, Russia anxiously awaited an heir. Relatives ardently prayed...

Russia’s Position in WWI

Russia’s position in WWI was difficult. Military support for Serbia meant all-out war, failure, and social revolution. Inaction meant criticism from Pan-Slavist parties. Russia’s entry...

Anastasia – A Century’s Mystery

In the autumn of 1900, the Tsar fell terribly ill with typhoid fever. Torn by worries for her husband, Alix was suddenly put face...

Prince Vladimir – Eastern Orthodoxy

Eastern Orthodoxy came to Kievan Rus by way of Constantinople, when Prince Vladimir chose the Orthodox religion over Paganism and founded St. Sophia. Kievan Rus...

The Western Front Bias in Historical Studies

Russia seldom receives equal treatment in the retelling of history, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Great Patriotic War and the subsequent defeat of...