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There are 104 item(s) tagged with the keyword "history".

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11. Meet Russia's Newest Meme: Pechenegs

Putin's comparison of coronavirus to medieval nomadic invaders has tickled the internet.

Tags: health, Internet, history, coronavirus, putin
12. Officially Over the Hill

The company that publishes Russian Life was officially founded 30 years ago today. It's been a helluva ride...

Tags: company, putin, history
13. A Lost Civilization in Russia's South

"Russia's Indiana Jones" has been hard at work.

Tags: south, science, history, archaeology
14. The Epic, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Best of Russian History

Russian history is interesting. Not always beautiful, not always glorious, but almost always... interesting.

Tags: war, alexander nevsky, st. petersburg, navy, rasputin, romanovs, history
15. Memory Fades

Here’s the thing about history: you can’t see everything that is going on when you are living it, and then, when you try to dredge up what really happened, all you’ve got is your frail memories.

Tags: reform, nostalgia, memory, history
16. Putting Robots to Work on the Past

Ever wanted to take a stroll in nineteenth century Moscow? See how one Russian uses machine learning to make grainy old videos ever more realistic.

Tags: technology, Moscow, history, computers
17. Odder News for the Young'uns

In this week's G-rated Odder News: Kid-friendly World War II history, kid-friendly educational TV, and kid-friendly swearing lessons.

Tags: history, film, animation, food, science, world war ii, russian history
18. (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
19. 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
20. The Story Behind an Inscription

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

Tags: tsarism, history, jewish

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