With 20% of the world’s freshwater supply, more than the Great Lakes combined, Lake Baikal is the greatest freshwater lake on the Earth. The Russians who settled in Southeastern Siberia in the 1600s understood the sanctity of Lake Baikal and … Continue reading →
On June 2, 1962 thousands of workers from the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works left their positions at the factory and marched through the town to the local Communist Party to protest nationwide meat and dairy price increases. This huge crowd … Continue reading →
Six-hundred square meters and a structure better described as a hut than as a house. The majority of Dachas were humble at best, but they were mansions to the Soviet citizens lucky enough to have one. Life in the Dacha … Continue reading →
The Moscow Metro is one of the crown jewels of public transportation. Today, as in Soviet times, it is a prime example of Russian workmanship, architecture, art, and engineering skill. The idea for a Metro system was first pitched to … Continue reading →
Following the July Days, Russia was in shambles; conflict at home and abroad had shattered all necessary government and societal structures and left the Russian people desperate for a solution. Aleksandr Kerenskii’s Provisional government still existed but it was in no position … Continue reading →
The 1905 Russian Revolution was either a fight for the freedom of the workers and peasants, if you were a member of either of those classes or a member of the intelligentsia, or a terroristic uprising bent on destroying the … Continue reading →
In the picture below there are stacks and stacks of swords in the Zlatoust Armory in Zlatoust, Russia. This picture was taken in 1910, after the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. These two topics are only slightly related as I … Continue reading →
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