Friday, October 30, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

Russian Royal Titles

Russia was not content to call its royal leader simply “king.” “Tsar” and “emperor” more accurately described the position of the supreme ruler of...

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...

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...

Holodomor: The Great Famine in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933

Collectivization was implemented with greater vigilance and ruthlessness in Ukraine than elsewhere in the Soviet Union. It was also used as a tool to...