The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
The past is prologue.
Republic of Chechnya and Russia; ancient ethnic conflict in modern times.
A look at the notion of "ethnic" Russians.
Just how important is Russia in the world?
The serf system in early 19th century Russia and writer, Nikolai Gogol.
Dagestan Republic, the war with Chechyna and the battle for ancient Islamic homeland.
Germany's efforts to occupy the Soviet Union during WWII and executions of thousands of Jews on Russian soil.
Historic border accords signed between Russia and China on December 9, 1999. This one of the last major official acts of then President Boris Yeltsin prior to his surprise resignation on December 31.
Onset of the Cold War.
Russia and the politics of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Also, list of Russian 2002 Olympic hopefuls by sport.
In 1919, after two failed Socialist Internationals, Lenin decided that there was a need for a new organization to bring solidarity among the working class; the Communist International was born.
Links to a collection of authoritative sites on peasants in Russia's history.
A series of articles which deal with Soviet foreign policy. In Part One, we make our way through a series of treaties, pacts and secret alliances during the years leading up to WWII and Germany's attack on Russia.
Part III of this feature
The last Tsarina of Russia and her role in the fall of the dynasty.
This gift from Germany to Peter I, taken away by Nazi Germany and feared to be lost forever to history has been partially reconstructed.
Sixtieth Anniversary of Operation Barbarossa; June 22, 2001.
What fell from the sky ninety years ago in a remote region of Siberia? Was it the beginning of a pattern of events leading to the doomsday prediction of the future?
Amazons, Sarmations, warrior princesses . . . just characters of Greek mythology or a reality of ancient Russian history?
By 1942, Stalin figured the strength of the Nazi army was beginning to wane and that he, finally, would have a strategic advantage. Stalin planned to liberate Leningrad and establish strongholds at Sevastopol and Kharkov.