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Archive - August 2011

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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 Tsarina, Alexandra Romanov? It is often said that she...

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 this point to some extent and...

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 examples of flora and fauna in the...

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 caused a major furore when in...

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. These stunning creatures were all but...

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 has enjoyed little...

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. From functional design in the...

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 location for sightseers...

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