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There are 18 item(s) tagged with the keyword "war".

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1. A Tale of Two Movies

Winter break is known to be a difficult time for Russia: to cope with all that time off, many flock to the cinema. This holiday season's most popular movie? It's about tanks.

Tags: tanks, wwii, war, military
2. Legionnaire Photographer

Photos captured by an unknown Czech Legionnaire, during those troops’ long sojourn in Russia from 1916-1919.

Tags: russian civil war, war, revolution, siberia, czech legion
3. Reconstructing the Past

Of late, more and more Russians are getting involved in historic reenactments, attempting to recreate battles on the land in Russia where they originally occurred.

Tags: history, war
4. A Finnish Finish

Our last stop on the Children of 1917 expedition was Finland, namely Tampere, the country's second largest city, where we met our final two heroes.

Tags: 1917, war, Finland
By Paul E. Richardson
5. Maria's War: A Soldier's Autobiography

This astonishingly gripping autobiography by the founder of the Russian Women’s Death Battallion in World War I is an eye-opening documentary of life before, during and after the Bolshevik Revolution.

Tags: war, history, World War I, revolution, 1917
6. World War II in Russian Memory

June 22nd, as any student of Soviet history knows, is the day remembered in the official histories as the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Recent TV productions have sought to keep the state sanctioned view of the war alive in popular memory.

Tags: war, world war ii, stalin, film
By Nina Shevchuk-Murray
7. Not to Be Forgotten

For 45 years, the Cold War made it politically incorrect to recognize Soviet sacrifices and victories in defeating Hitler in World War II. This essay from 2010 is still relevant today.

Tags: war, world war ii, eastern front, soviet union
By Paul E. Richardson
8. Alexander Nevsky: Russia's Hero

Who is Russia's greatest hero? According to Russians, it's Alexander Nevsky, a military commander and ruler from the thirteenth century. And what did Alexander do that made him worthy of that honor? He took part in Russians' favorite historical activity: repelling German invaders.
 

Tags: alexander nevsky, history, germans, war
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. A Photo Guide to Russia's Lesser-Known WWII Sites

2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Revisit the history on this tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow's war sites – the ones you may not find in the guidebook.

Tags: WWII, war, moscow, st. petersburg, memorial
By Mariana Noble
10. War, Peace and Cable

On Monday, January 18, a new BBC six-part miniseries of Lev Tolstoy's War and Peace comes to American television. Here's your crib sheet.

Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, television, movies, film, literature, war
By Paul E. Richardson

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