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The Soviet Union’s economy was far from any sort of good state by 1991. It had stopped functioning and had come to a completely unproductive halt. There were multiple attempts of reform by Gorbachev to try and restart the productivity, however there were also multiple problems within Soviet society that were causing him to run […]

Lake Baikal: A Russian Environmentalists Dream

Lake Baikal is one of the world’s oldest and deepest lakes. It is more than 5,000 feet deep and stretches for more than 400 miles near the south part of Siberia. This lake is crystal clear and known for the pristine water quality and abundant life forms that exist within its’ waters. However, the lake […]

Generation Gap in 1968

During the 1960’s, the youth around the world was going through a transformation. The ideals that young people believed in were changing as well as the priorities that were at the top of the social importance list. This change was happening in the Unites States, in Paris, and also in the Soviet Union. Youth in […]

Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk could be seen as the turning point for the Soviets in World War II. This battle occurred in 1943 and was the result of a failed German attack on the Soviet Forces. The Germans could see that a Soviet defense line was pushing into their territory and so they took a […]

Militarization of Labor during the civil war

The militarization of labor and the fact that the Bolsheviks won the civil war connect on many different levels. There was the falling apart of other armies and labor forces and both the army and the labor forces had strong, bold leaders. Trotsky was a very present leader in the case of the militarization of […]

Nationalism and the Revolution of 1905

The Revolution that occurred in 1905 was similar to the revolutions that other countries experienced because there were many different causes and reasons why it occurred. As with almost every conflict that a country experiences, there is not one glaring cause that historians can pinpoint as the breaking point. The Revolution that occurred in 1905 […]

The Industrial Evolution of late Imperial Russia

This picture was taken by photographer Prokudin-Gorskii. He captured the inside of a industrial factory that had large electrical generators. In the late Imperial Russia, the industrial development was rather slow and never made an extreme amount of progress. The growth in the industrial area of Imperial Russia never made the same amount of progress that […]