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History

The past is prologue.

Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev

The author of the Old Testament Trinityicon; his life and other works.

Tags: rublev, icons, trinity, orthodox church
Russian Trivia Quiz 3
Russian Trivia Quiz 3
Tags: russian, history, quiz
Emperor of all Russia
Emperor of all Russia

Part II of article about Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.

Tags: nicholas, tsar, russia
Book Picks - Former Soviet States
Book Picks - Former Soviet States

Editor's suggestions of books about the transition of the former Soviet States.

Tags: books, former soviet states
Russian Trivia Quiz 2
Russian Trivia Quiz 2
Tags: russian, history, quiz
Century of Rebellion; Years of Tsar Alexi
Century of Rebellion; Years of Tsar Alexi

After the Time of Troubles and the beginning of the Romanov Dynasty (1613), Russia saw a century characterized by rebellion and war.

Tags: alexie romanov, history, russian
The Calendar Issue
The Calendar Issue

A brief look at the often time confusing issue of the 'old' and 'new' calendars used by Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church. This article contains links to indepth and more technical material on the subject.

Tags: russian calendar, julian, gregorian
End of an Era
End of an Era

The presidency and life of former President Boris Yeltsin who resigned on December 31, 1999.

Tags: russian, history, yeltsin
Emperor of all Russia
Emperor of all Russia

The dramatic life and times of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia who reigned from 1826 to 1855. Nicholas I believed that he was accountable directly to God for all of his actions and answered to no man. This has become known as the <I>Nicholas System</I>.

Tags: nicholas, tsar, emperor
Old Hymn, New Words
Old Hymn, New Words

The 'old' Soviet Hymn is now the official anthem of the Russian Federation, minus the original lyrics. New lyrics have been approved by Pres. Putin; read them and listen to the Anthem here.

Tags: national anthem, russia
After Stalingrad (con't)
After Stalingrad (con't)
Tags: stalingrad, stalin, WWII, berlin
The Real Santa
The Real Santa

Find out how a Bishop from Turkey became the patron saint of Moscow and Santa Claus to the world.

Tags: nicholas, myra, santa
Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky

Controversial actions of the Russian leader during the Mongol domination of the 13th century.

Tags: nevsky, mongols, russia, history
Day of Accord and Reconciliation
Day of Accord and Reconciliation

Celebrated on November 7, this Russian holiday used to be called Revolution Day and was the most important holiday during the Soviet Era.

Tags: russian revolution, holiday, 1917
U.S. Withdrawal from the ABM Treaty
U.S. Withdrawal from the ABM Treaty

Russia's stance on the issue of the ABM Treaty vs. the U.S. NMD program has well understood and consistant for some time.  On December 13, 2001, President Bush officially announced his nation's withdrawal from the treaty.  The short and long term consequences are heavily debated and yet to be seen.

Tags: russia, missile defense, ABM
Freedom?
Freedom?

Serfs and Slaves; did Emancipation really mean freedom in Russia or the U.S.?

Tags: emancipation, serfs, freedom, alexander
Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War
Women Combat Aviators of the Patriotic War

Told that the Rodina was not in so bad a shape that she needed girls to protect her, these future heroes were sent home to their mothers.  Soon, they were called back and became a crucial element in the protection of their homeland and victory over Nazi Germany.

Tags: soviet, women, pilots, WWII
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone

Part II - Islamic rebels

Tags: dagestan, islam, rebels, chechyna
Post WWII Years; Pt. 3
Post WWII Years; Pt. 3

Death of Stalin.

Tags: russia, soviet union, stalin, cold war
Russia's Troubled Times
Russia's Troubled Times

Russia's turbulent Time of Trouble, period between the Rurik and Romanov Dynasties.

Tags: russian, history, time of troubles