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11. The Historian

February 1, 1818 was a milestone in the history of Russian culture, marking the release of the first eight volumes of Nikolai Karamzin’s History of the Russian State.

Tags: history, karamzin
12. 17 Myths of the Revolution

Every revolution needs its myths. The faithful must 
be inspired; successive generations must be enthused. 
We explore some myths about the “Great October Revolution” that persist even now, 100 years later.

Tags: history, bolsheviks, kerensky, revolution
13. Moscow's Miracle Working Icons

Icons have been revered in Russia for centuries, and when it comes to miracle-working icons, pilgrims will travel thousands of kilometers to seek their divine assistance. 
We look at three you can find in Moscow.

Tags: churches, history, icons
14. Scenes from the Road

Select images from the Children of 1917 book and film project.

Tags: history, 1917, centenarians
15. Two Roads from Urzhum

A good mystery begins unexpectedly in the unlikeliest of places. And then it takes you where you never imagined. This one took the author halfway around the world and more than a hundred years back in time.

Tags: history, revolution, kirov
16. Walling Off Matilda

The recent controversy about a new film on the last tsar and the ballerina Mathilde Kschessinskaya is stirring up controversy well in excess of what one might expect.

Tags: history, romanovs
17. 1917 Diary

In which we look at the events of 1917 through the words and works of the politicians, artists, and luminaries living through them.

Tags: revolution, history, 1917
18. Catherine Seizes Power

On June 28, 1762, Catherine (born Sofia Frederika Augusta), the German wife of a weakened tsar, seized Russian throne. She soon earned the appellation "the Great."

Tags: tsarism, history, Catherine the Great
By Nikolai Pavlenko
19. How to Properly Accept Bribes

This is a short extract from a satirical book published in 1837, from which we learn: what sorts of bribes there are; why it is better to take a bribe during lunch; why gaudy is better than a bullfinch; the language in which one should speak of bribes; and how to avoid punishment for receiving bribes.

Tags: history, corruption, business, bribes
By Yulia Bogatko
20. 1917 Diary

In which we look at the revolutionary year through the eyes of the people living through it.

Tags: history, 1917, revolution, tsar

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