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Heir Abhorrent
January 01, 2018

Heir Abhorrent

By Tamara Eidelman

On February 3, 1718, Emperor Peter I issued a manifesto depriving Alexei, his son by his first wife, of the right to succeed him to the throne.

1917 Diary
November 01, 2017

1917 Diary

By Tamara Eidelman

All this year, in connection with the centennial of the 1917 revolutions, Calendar has offered readers a view of that year through the eyes of contemporaries. This issue we conclude the series with a look at what was going on in the pivotal months of November and December 1917.

17 Myths of the Revolution
November 01, 2017

17 Myths of the Revolution

By Natalya Beskhlebnaya

Every revolution needs its myths. The faithful must 
be inspired; successive generations must be enthused. 
We explore some myths about the “Great October Revolution” that persist even now, 100 years later.

Two Roads from Urzhum
November 01, 2017

Two Roads from Urzhum

By David Edwards

A good mystery begins unexpectedly in the unlikeliest of places. And then it takes you where you never imagined. This one took the author halfway around the world and more than a hundred years back in time.

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