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1. Odd Places, Odd Things

This week's we feature a smattering of things that are somewhere they shouldn't be, including drugs, tanks, mammoths, kids, and (of course) Lenin.

Tags: environment, prison, law, Victory Day, russian history, weather, Siberia
2. The Inheritance of the Tsars: Russia's Claim to Rome

Russia-watchers sometimes encounter the idea that Moscow is the "Third Rome." But where does this idea come from, and what does it mean?

Tags: Orthodox Church, politics, architecture, art, religion, russian history
3. Exploring Medieval Russia in Veliky Novgorod

“The Birthplace of Russia” might be a little off the beaten path, but it houses plenty of surprises for the enthusiastic history buff.

Tags: medieval, travel, Veliky Novgorod, alexander nevsky, russian history
4. Odder News for the Young'uns

In this week's G-rated Odder News: Kid-friendly World War II history, kid-friendly educational TV, and kid-friendly swearing lessons.

Tags: history, film, animation, food, science, world war ii, russian history
5. Russian Museums Get a Reboot

Technology is transforming the way Russians experience their history.

Tags: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, museums, technology, russian history, history, jews, Yeltsin
6. 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
7. Subbotniks: Soviet "Days of Service"

Once, a group of factory workers decided to work without pay for the war effort. Somehow their voluntary sacrifice became the entire Soviet Union's mandatory labor - all "for the greater good."

Tags: ussr, russian history, subbotnik, lenin
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
8. Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite

How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.

Tags: russia, st. petersburg, peter the great, menshikov, russian architecture, russian history, history
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. Reds, Whites, Greens, and... Blacks?

The Russian Civil War was a messy affair, as civil wars so often are. Think you can identify all the colors? (Hint: Black is the color of anarchism.)

Tags: russia, civil war, russian civil war, bolsheviks, russian history, anarchism, revolution
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
10. Who “Discovered” Sakhalin?

You think planting a flag on a piece of land makes you own it? Think again! With Sakhalin, it was just one step in the long back-and-forth between Russia and Japan.

Tags: russia, russian history, japan, foreign relations, sakhalin
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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