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21 November 2018


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1. 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
2. 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
3. Awful Augusts

All around the world, August is a time for vacations, travel, and resorts, a time of school breaks, picnics, and swimming. But somehow, in Russia, August has seen more than its fair share of mayhem and disaster over the past hundred years. 

Tags: communism, construction, Moscow, history
By Tamara Eidelman
4. Sour Cherry Vareniki

Long before seasonal eating (or kombucha, or kimchi, etc.) became popular in the US, it was the norm in Russia. 

Tags: history, food, cuisine
By Marina Pustilnik
5. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
6. Another Birthday

On this day, 28 years ago, two naive young Americans sat down and agreed to found a publishing company together. This publishing company.

Tags: books, russian life, history
By Paul E. Richardson
7. Resilience: Life Stories of Centenarians Born in the Year of Revolution

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
8. 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
9. 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
10. Meet Four Russian Centenarians

One hundred years ago, in 1917, Russia was wracked by revolution, famine, foreign war, and domestic unrest. And yet, throughout 1917, babies were born, lives were started. 

Tags: history, women, 1917
By Paul E. Richardson

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