Sunday, November 28, 2021

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...

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

Weak or stubborn? Whatever Tsar Nicholas II's most serious flaw, it proved fatal to the Romanov dynasty and the monarchy of the Russian...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...