Over thirty years ago, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster to ever occur in history. On April 26, 1986, a massive explosion occurred in Chernobyl due to a failure of the nuclear power station’s number 4 reactor. The amount of radiation that was released into the environment forever impacted the environment and the… Continue reading “Avariya & Xaoc” →
Imagine you are a Soviet citizen who works in a locomotive building plant day in and day out, just to make ends meet. You work hard to provide for your family and to provide food on the table so that your children are able to eat. For the last ten years, the economy has been… Continue reading Shoot to Kill →
One of the most significant events to happen after Stalin’s death, was the release of prisoners from camps ran by the GULAG (Main Administration of Corrective Labor Camps). While the road of succession was full of challenges and awards, the release of prisoners created a new chapter for those who lost hope and faith in… Continue reading The Struggle for Freedom →
As World War II started to involve the United States, the Soviet Union, along with Great Britain, created the Grand Alliance. Through his leadership, Stalin relied on the idea of unity in order to create hope for the Soviet Union in a time of war. While the country faced the reality of a possible invasion,… Continue reading Joseph Stalin: Lead the Way →
In 1929, the First Five-Year Plan was in its second year and was continuing to centralize the state. This was an important element with changes occurring within this year due to the improvements of productivity of labor, industrial construction, and agricultural development. While these changes were taking the economy by storm, economists “were faced with… Continue reading Was it a Year of Great Change Though? →
Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii redefined photography in the early twentieth century because of his ability to depict people’s lives during the Russian Empire, all while documenting it through a lense. His representation of Russian life was extraordinary and unique, however, it was dumbfounding because it exposed the hardships and realities that most Russians faced on a… Continue reading Get This ParTea Started →
Order & Chaos This specific document allowed opportunity for political reforms, put forth by Tsar Nicholas II, during the beginning of the 1905 Revolution. Though this road was paved with violent protests and debates about what Russia will be facing for years to come, it gave promise to the idea of a State Duma. By… Continue reading October Manifesto: The End of Autocracy →
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