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Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna

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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...

Boris Berezovsky’s Rise to Power During the 1990s

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Alexander Nevsky of Russia

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Tsar Nicholas II of Russia

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Felix Yusupov and the Death of Rasputin 1916

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Russian Political History

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