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...

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...

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Reasons for the Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was an inevitable result of peasant dissatisfaction, poor leadership, an unpopular monarchy, political movements, and war. Examining how separate factors...
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Post WWII Service of the M1 Garand Rifle

The Garand entered service in 1937 and served on all fronts in World War Two. However it remained in production more than a dozen...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 3

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