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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

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 more about this pivotal part of...

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 a shame in many ways that the only...

What is the national animal of Russia

The national animal of Russia is the Russian Bear which is a derivation of the brown bears that are indigenous to the country as a whole. Over the years, the bear has come to symbolise the good and bad aspects of the...

Communism facts

While we all know that Russia was a member state of the communist former Soviet Union, what else have we learned about this particular area of politics? How did it originate and why was it so widely embraced in the 20th...

Russia Rugby World Cup Preview

Russia will enter their first ever World Cup tournament dreaming of victory over the United States, but their more realistic target for this World Cup will be to soak up the atmosphere and learn the tough lessons needed...

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