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Friday, July 12, 2024

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 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...

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...

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...

Tatiana Nikolaievna

Eighteen months after the birth of Olga, the Imperial Household was en route to welcoming another addition to the family. By May, all of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...