Monthly Archive: August 2011

Alexandra Romanov

Alexandra Romanov

The events of 1917 marked the end of a Royal Family in Russia and the fate of the last Tsar has been well documented ever since. But what do we know about the last...

What year did the Cold War start

What year did the Cold War start

Anybody who lived through the Cold War years will remember a continuing state of tension between the Soviet Union and the West but how and when did it all start? Historians may differ on...

Siberian spruce

Siberian spruce

While we’ve often argued that Siberia is a land rich in natural beauty, it is hard sometimes to get away from the image of a harsh, frozen landscape. In fact, there are many fine...

Svetlana Stalin

Svetlana Stalin

While the cruel reign of Josef Stalin marked a grim period in Russian and Soviet history, the story of his daughter Svetlana is, in many ways, no less fascinating. In cold war Russia, she...

Siberian tiger population

Siberian tiger population

Russia as a whole and Siberia in particular are home to some fascinating species of wildlife but for many there is nothing as beautiful as the sight of a Siberian Tiger in the wild....

Aeroflot Fleet

Aeroflot Fleet

As the national airline of Russia, the vast majority of passengers will use Aeroflot as their carrier for journeys in and out of the country. Domestic journeys too are dominated by the airline which...

Russia lose all four Rugby World Cup warm up matches

Russia lose all four Rugby World Cup warm up matches

Russia’s preparation for the Rugby World Cup, due to start in just a couple of weeks time, will have left them with no illusions about the level of the challenge facing them. In four...

Russian Motorcycles

Russian Motorcycles

Russian manufacture of motor vehicles is a thriving industry and many of the cars and motorcycles on the country’s roads seem to mirror the history of Russia over the last 100 years or so....

Siberia Population

Siberia Population

Siberia is a vast region that accounts for around 75% of the surface area of Russia but the population of Siberia is, by contrast, incredibly sparse. The vastness of Siberia is somehow at odds...

Moscow sightseeing

Moscow sightseeing

If you’re keen on seeing wonderful architecture and fascinating landmarks, Moscow has to be one of the best cities in the world. With so many sights spanning so many centuries, this is an ideal...