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National Identity and its Role in the 1905 Revolution

The Russian Empire, like many Eastern European empires, was a multi-ethnic one. With at least a dozen different minority groups in Europe, and many more in Asia, the Russian czar could be said to have governed over a more diverse territory than any state save for Britain. And with ethnic diversity comes socio-political unrest, and … Continue reading National Identity and its Role in the 1905 Revolution

Samarkand: Home to Jewish Tradition

This 1911 photograph from the Prokudin-Gorskii collection captures a Jewish teacher instructing Jewish children in Samarkand. Beginning around 600 BC, the Silk Road connected Europe with Eastern Asia in order to establish a trade circuit. Samarkand, located in Uzbekistan, stood as a main stop in central Asia along the trade route, and in turn, adopted a… Continue reading Samarkand: Home to Jewish Tradition