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August 27, 1698, was a day of historic importance for the grooming of the Russian male. It was then that Tsar Peter I (known to history as “the Great”), armed himself with scissors and undertook to mercilessly clip beards from the faces of summoned noblemen and boyars.
Catherine I finds herself at a turning point upon the death of her husband, Peter the Great.
From salty baths to salt caves, sanatoriums throughout Eurasia have, over the centuries, changed in form, but not in spirit.
Seven types of kasha to last you all winter – from farina to kutya, and everything worth eating in between...
In which we share some of Russia's big monuments (and moments) – from ice battles to DNA in stone and steel.
A time-travelling tour of Russia from aristocats to nosy bureaucrats
Most people will associate Russia and Russians with tea, yet coffee is not some sort of Ivan-Come-Lately to Mother Russia.
On this day 345 years ago, Alexander Menshikov was born into a poor peasant family. No one could have predicted to what heights he would rise.
What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.
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.
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