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1. HBD, Famous Orb

The iconic and wacky Millennium of Russia monument in Veliky Novgorod turns 160 this month.

Tags: monuments, history, Veliky Novgorod
2. Tanks but No Tanks

The Estonian city of Narva, on the Russian border, quietly dismantled a Soviet memorial featuring a T-34 tank.

Tags: memory, history, estonia, tank, world war ii
3. A Nation's Symbol: the Flag of Ukraine

The Ukrainian flag that flies as a symbol of patriotism and solidarity has a strong history. 

Tags: patriotism, soviet union, history, vladimir putin, war in ukraine, Ukraine
4. Gogol: A Surrealist Author between Russia and Ukraine

An ode to one of the wittiest authors of Russian literature. And one with a complex legacy.

Tags: history, russian literature, Ukraine, Gogol
5. Rasputitsa: Or, How Ukraine's Mud Is Foiling Putin

One of Russia's greatest military allies has become a potent adversary in Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Tags: military, war in ukraine, history
6. A Sweet Treat

"Ancient instincts work – I licked the thing."

–  Hermitage artist-restorer Galina Fedorova discovers a candy stuck to the ball gown of Grand Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, sister of Tsar Nicholas II.
Tags: history, candy, grand duchess, grand duchess xenia alexandrovna, dress, hermitage
7. The Tales Behind the Frames

The stories behind three iconic pieces of Russian art.

Tags: world war ii, repin, icons, history, art
8. Dostoyevsky's Brilliant Wife Anna

In which we learn about the strong-willed and brilliant Anna Dostoyevskaya, the wife of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Tags: feminism, literature, author, history, book, dostoyevsky, anna dostoyevskaya
9. Something Worse Than Detention

An abandoned crypt found on a Russian school's property takes the phrase "bored to death" to a whole new level. 

Tags: rostov, archaeology, history, death, school
10. Dostoyevsky in Siberia and Beyond

Dostoyevsky spent ten years of his life exiled to Russia's Eastern hinterlands. Beyond the Urals, there are several places that shaped Dostoyevsky and influenced many of his greatest works of literature.

Tags: prison, Kazakhstan, barnaul, tyumen, Omsk, exile, Siberia, history, author, literature, dostoevsky

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