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There are 87 item(s) tagged with the keyword "history".

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1. (Don't!) Touch for Good Luck

Urban legends and superstitions made some sculptures in Moscow and St. Petersburg too famous for their own good, and some culture officials have had enough.

Tags: history, culture, art, st. petersburg, tourism
2. The Gunmaker

The whole world knows the word “Kalashnikov.” What kind of a man was Mikhail Kalashnikov? And can we ever separate the man from the legends that surround him and his AK-47?

Tags: izhevsk, history, military
3. The Story Behind an Inscription

An unexpected discovery in a library sends the author on an enthralling historical excursion.

Tags: tsarism, history, jewish
4. The Winter War

November 30, 1939, marked the start of a war that has been all but forgotten in Russia: the war between the Soviet Union and Finland, commonly referred to in English as “The Winter War.”

Tags: winter war, finland, history, military
5. Saving Moscow - One Letter at a Time

Activists in Moscow are crowdfunding to restore century-old signs, and uncovering traces of a buzzing and eclectic merchant city.

Tags: history, business, architecture, Moscow
6. Bite Marks

Is Russia somehow different from other nations, or is it just like any other?

Tags: culture, history
7. A Friend of Both Russia and Ukraine

Yes, it is possible to be a Russophile and a Ukrainephile. We explain how.

Tags: cultural exchange, Gogol, folklore, rus', history, kyiv, russian language, language, Ukraine
8. Concrete in the Clouds

Snakes, shashlik, secret Soviet structures, students: just a few things you can find on Russky Island. 
 

Tags: civil war, Far East, history, adventure, nature, Vladivostok
9. Khodasevich and Vodolazkin

Two recently published works of fiction that we liked and wanted to share with you.

Tags: history, emigration, memoir, literature, khodasevich
10. Parting Shot

A few images from 1919.

Tags: civil war, history, 1919, photography

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