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11. Parting Shot

A few images from 1919.

Tags: civil war, history, 1919, photography
12. Cycling with the Count

Throughout his long life, Leo Tolstoy had many strange hobbies. One of them was bicycling, which he learned at the ripe age of 67, and which he loved. But that's not to say there weren't some humorous incidents...

Tags: cycling, history, Tula, bicycles, Tolstoy
13. Russian Museums Get a Reboot

Technology is transforming the way Russians experience their history.

Tags: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, museums, technology, russian history, history, jews, Yeltsin
14. This Takes the Cake!

A brief history of the Russian bakery, from imperial times to the Internet age.

Tags: blackbread, bread, russian history, history, st. petersburg, Moscow, bakery
By Tiffany Zhu
15. Centuries of Slush

Russia thaws. People have thoughts. Not always good ones.

Tags: dostoyevsky, literature, history, spring, weather, thaw
16. Reaching for the Stars

“What have you done to my magazine?!"

Tags: journalism, history, russian life
17. The Tsarina's Pen

Catherine the Great was a prolific letter writer and her missives offer a uniquely intimate view of her personal life and political development (to say nothing of her humor and passion).

Tags: letters, history, potemkin, catherine the great
18. Aleksashka in the Halls of Power

On this day 345 years ago, Alexander Menshikov was born into a poor peasant family. No one could have predicted to what heights he would rise.

Tags: peter the great, history
By Tamara Eidelman
19. The Rockets' Red Glare

In 1992, a famous American dancer visited the formerly closed seaport of Vladivostok. Then everything blew up.

Tags: history, vladivostok, dance
20. Resilience ~ The Russian Version (Переживем)

Call it resilience, grit, or just perseverance – it takes a special sort of person to have survived the last 100 years of Russian and Soviet history. 

Tags: Russian Life, books, history

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