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Russia Facts 2022

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, and the most populous country in Europe. After rebounding from the collapse of the Soviet Union, with its resurgent economy Russia has spent the last decade redefining...

Russian Flag

The Russian flag is a white, blue and red tricolour. The current version was formally adopted as the flag of Russia on 11 December 1993, but variants of the tricolor had been in use as the Russian state flag since the...

Russia Population 2021/2022

The Russian government estimates that the population of Russia is 146,171,015. This includes the population of Crimea, which is disputed between Russia and Ukraine. Based on this, Russia is the 9th...

Russian Leaders Timeline

This Russian leaders timeline contains a list of every Russian leader since Ivan I. A couple of quick notes before we start. Firstly, we’ve chosen Ivan the Terrible to start this journey because, before he became the...

Michael Romanov

Although they weren’t the first dynasty to rule over Russia, the Romanov’s were the last family at the heart of Russian Imperialism and as such, they are by far the most famous. The man who started the family reign was...

Romanov jewels

In Sweden in 2009, an exciting find was discovered: Collections of jewels that had previously belonged to the last Russian Tsar and his family were declared by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and subsequently made...

Rostov ripper

Any study into the minds of the world’s biggest serial killers is likely to include the horrific acts of Andrei Chikatilo. The man who became known as the Rostov Ripper was ultimately responsible for somewhere between...

What was Sputnik?

The term ‘Sputnik’ was used by the Soviet Union for three individual spacecraft that formed an integral part of the space race in the 1950’s. Latterly, the term was also coined in the west for a wide range of craft that...

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