Friday, October 30, 2020

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...

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...

Faberge Eggs

Faberge eggs were an important Easter tradition for the Romanovs. Today, Faberge eggs are priceless masterpieces and reminders of Imperial Russia. Priceless masterpieces, opulent symbols...

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...

Soviet Ukraine Before the Great Famine, 1917-1931

Under the guidance of Bolsheviks, the first All-Ukrainian Congress of Soviets created a Soviet government for Ukraine in December of 1917. A few short...

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...

Boris Berezovsky’s Fall from Grace in the Year 2000

By 1999, Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky had everything a man could want. He had fancy cars, extravagant homes, the finest wines, and best of...

Boris Berezovsky’s Rise to Power During the 1990s

When Russians refer to the "oligarchs" they are referring to a handful of big businessmen within their country. With the collapse of the Soviet...