Friday, June 24, 2022

Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna

Alexandra Fyodorovna, the last Empress of the Russian Empire, was a caring mother and wife. However, her flaws were frowned on by citizens...

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...

Felix Yusupov and the Death of Rasputin 1916

Rasputin warned that his death by members of the imperial family would lead to the end of Romanov rule, yet the plot went forward...

Was Anastasia Anna Anderson?

Anna Anderson claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov. Supporters say she was, indeed, the last Tsar’s daughter. Others say she was a fraud. Myth,...

Leon Trotsky and the Kronstadt Rebellion

In 1921, during the Russian Civil War, Leon Trotsky was head of the Red Army when it crushed a sailors rebellion in Kronstadt. It...

People of the Ballet Russes

Choreographers, musicians, artists, and others formed a cohesive dance company that became the Ballet Russes. Russian ballet would never be the same. The creation and...

Komsomol, The Communist Youth League of the Soviet Union

Komsomol, the Communist Youth League of the Soviet Union, recruited children into communism, even starting the success of oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Before the Soviet Union...

USSR, Communism and the End of an Era

How Soviet Russia, once a world superpower, fell and caused the end of the USSR. Communism was only part of the problem for the...

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...

Peasant Houses in Russian History

Russian peasants lived in houses that necessitated animals and humans sharing quarters and created unhealthy living conditions. Russian peasant houses were often unclean, stuffy, and...