Monthly Archive: August 2011

A Just Russia make public offer to ally with Communist Party

A Just Russia make public offer to ally with Communist Party

In one of the oddest public pronouncements of this year’s Russian Duma election campaign, the Chairman of political party A Just Russia has just offered to form an alliance with the Russian Communist Party....

Where is Lake Baikal

Where is Lake Baikal

Russia’s Lake Baikal is famous within its own country for a number of reasons and the fact that it is the deepest lake in the world makes it a surprising fact that very few...

Volga Cars

Volga Cars

Over the years Russia and, on a wider scale, the Soviet Union have both produced some iconic vehicles that are synonymous with this part of the world. Volga cars are fine examples of this...

Russian invasion of Afghanistan

Russian invasion of Afghanistan

Anyone who lived through the Cold War will doubtless recall the shocking events surrounding the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the political ramifications that followed for many years. With the conflict over...