Thursday, April 15, 2021

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...

Alexander Nevsky of Russia

Alexander Nevsky is remembered as a hero for protecting medieval Russia from invaders and negotiating with the Golden Horde. Alexander Nevsky, also known as Alexander...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...