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18 November 2018


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History

The past is prologue.

Chechnya; Land of Conflict

Republic of Chechnya and Russia; ancient ethnic conflict in modern times.

Tags: chechnya, war
Who Are the Russians?

A look at the notion of "ethnic" Russians.

Tags: russian nationality, race
Does Russia Matter?
Does Russia Matter?

Just how important is Russia in the world?

Tags: Environment
Russian Serfs and Nikolai Gogol
Russian Serfs and Nikolai Gogol

The serf system in early 19th century Russia and writer, Nikolai Gogol.

Tags: serfdom, gogol
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone

Dagestan Republic, the war with Chechyna and the battle for ancient Islamic homeland.

Tags: dagestan, chechyna, war, islam
Nazi-Soviet Pact and Barbarossa
Nazi-Soviet Pact and Barbarossa

Germany's efforts to occupy the Soviet Union during WWII and executions of thousands of Jews on Russian soil.

Tags: barbarossa, WWII, nazis, stalin
Russian Trivia Quiz 4
Russian Trivia Quiz 4
Tags: russian, history, quiz
Sino - Russian Relations
Sino - Russian Relations

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.

Tags: russian, history, yeltsin
Post WWII Years; Pt. 2
Post WWII Years; Pt. 2

Onset of the Cold War.

Tags: russia, soviet union, stalin, cold war
Russia and the Olympics
Russia and the Olympics

Russia and the politics of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Also, list of Russian 2002 Olympic hopefuls by sport.

Tags: russia, olympics, soviet union
Creation of the Comintern
Creation of the Comintern

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.

Tags: comintern, soviet era, lenin
Peasants
Peasants

Links to a collection of authoritative sites on peasants in Russia's history.

Tags: russian, peasants, servitude, serfs
Soviet Foreign Policy
Soviet Foreign Policy

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.

Tags: stalin, soviet union, politics
Doukhobors of Russia
Doukhobors of Russia

Part III of this feature

Tags: doukhobors, russia, native peoples, canada
Alexandra and the Romanovs
Alexandra and the Romanovs

The last Tsarina of Russia and her role in the fall of the dynasty.

Tags: russian, alexandra, rasputin, romanov
Amber Room
Amber Room

This gift from Germany to Peter I, taken away by Nazi Germany and feared to be lost forever to history has been partially reconstructed.

Tags: russia, germany, amber room
Invasion of Russia Remembered
Invasion of Russia Remembered

Sixtieth Anniversary of Operation Barbarossa; June 22, 2001.

Tags: nazis, hitler, barbarossa, wwii
Tunguska Event
Tunguska Event

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?

Tags: russia, siberia, tunguska
Ancient Warrior Women
Ancient Warrior Women

Amazons, Sarmations, warrior princesses . . . just characters of Greek mythology or a reality of ancient Russian history?

Tags: history, amazons, ancient russia
After Stalingrad
After Stalingrad

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.

Tags: stalingrad, hitler, WWII