Category: Russia Guide

How deep is Lake Baikal

How deep is Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal, in the south eastern corner of Siberia is one of Russia’s hidden treasures and it is surprising to learn that little is known about it beyond its native shores. Quite simply, Lake...

Ivan Pavlov Biography

Ivan Pavlov Biography

Ivan Pavlov was a celebrated Russian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered the Conditioned Reflex but like many famous names from the country’s history, we seem to know very little about him. Of...

Siberian Prison Camps

Siberian Prison Camps

While we are all doubtless aware of the network of Gulags that ran through Siberia in the early years of the Soviet Union, how much do we really know about these Siberian prison camps?...

Valentina Tereshkova Facts

Valentina Tereshkova Facts

The space race was a fascinating era for those who like to study recent Russian history and there are many notable achievements that can be claimed by the former USSR. While the Soviet Union...

Stalin’s Purges

Stalin’s Purges

The cruel reign of Josef Stalin as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was probably the bleakest period in Russia’s history. During this time, millions of ordinary Russian Citizens died...

Is Moscow in Europe or Asia

Is Moscow in Europe or Asia

While it may seem like an obvious query, it can at times be difficult to find a definitive answer to this question. While Russia is such a massive country it spans both continents but...

Central Siberian Plateau

Central Siberian Plateau

As we’ve already seen, Siberia is a region of huge contrasts and far from being an entirely barren wasteland, there is a rich and fertile landscape that houses some spectacular natural attractions including Lake...

Siberia Facts

Siberia Facts

Whenever you think of Siberia, your mind inevitably turns to thoughts of a barren wasteland with hostile terrain and freezing temperatures. And, while there are some pretty inhospitable parts of Siberia, overall this is...

Russian Revolution facts

Russian Revolution facts

While we are all aware that the Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the face of the country’s history, how much do we really know about these dramatic events? If you’ve ever wanted to know...

Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov

Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov

While all history students will be well aware of the events in Russia of 1917 that saw the Royal Family overthrown, how much do we really know about the last Tsar and Tsarina? It’s...