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There are 12 item(s) tagged with the keyword "russian history".

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1. Exploring Medieval Russia in Veliky Novgorod

“The Birthplace of Russia” might be a little off the beaten path, but it houses plenty of surprises for the enthusiastic history buff.

Tags: medieval, travel, Veliky Novgorod, alexander nevsky, russian history
2. 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
3. Russian Museums Get a Reboot

Technology is transforming the way Russians experience their history.

Tags: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, museums, technology, russian history, history, jews, Yeltsin
4. This Takes the Cake!

A brief history of the Russian bakery, from imperial times to the Internet age.

Tags: blackbread, bread, russian history, history, st. petersburg, Moscow, bakery
By Tiffany Zhu
5. Subbotniks: Soviet "Days of Service"

Once, a group of factory workers decided to work without pay for the war effort. Somehow their voluntary sacrifice became the entire Soviet Union's mandatory labor - all "for the greater good."

Tags: ussr, russian history, subbotnik, lenin
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
6. Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite

How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.

Tags: russia, st. petersburg, peter the great, menshikov, russian architecture, russian history, history
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
7. Reds, Whites, Greens, and... Blacks?

The Russian Civil War was a messy affair, as civil wars so often are. Think you can identify all the colors? (Hint: Black is the color of anarchism.)

Tags: russia, civil war, russian civil war, bolsheviks, russian history, anarchism, revolution
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
8. Who “Discovered” Sakhalin?

You think planting a flag on a piece of land makes you own it? Think again! With Sakhalin, it was just one step in the long back-and-forth between Russia and Japan.

Tags: russia, russian history, japan, foreign relations, sakhalin
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. Why Did Soviet Houses All Look the Same?

Ever wonder why Soviet houses looked so drab, colorless, and interchangeable? It all started with Nikita Khrushchev's battle against architectural excess, and continues to plague Russia to this day.

Tags: khrushchev, russia, russian architecture, russian history, moscow, politics
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
10. Stargorod: A Novel in Many Voices

Stargorod is a mid-sized provincial city that exists only in Russian metaphorical space. It has its roots in Gogol, and Ilf and Petrov, and is a place far from Moscow, but close to Russian hearts. It is a place of mystery and normality, of provincial innocence and Black Earth wisdom. Strange, inexplicable things happen in Stargorod. So do good things. And bad things. A lot like life everywhere, one might say. Only with a heavy dose of vodka, longing and mystery.

Tags: fiction, russian history, Aleshkovsky, village life, soviet era, perestroika

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