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Tupolev 144

Tupolev 144

The Tupolev TU-144 has been widely known by many names since it first flew back in 1968. One of only two supersonic transport aircraft to see commercial service, the 144 was also known as the Charger by NATO and more...

Tunguska 1908

Tunguska 1908

The Tunguska explosion in 1908 was shrouded in mystery and at the time, various theories were put forward as to what had happened. Now, over one hundred years later, scientists have narrowed down these theories to a...

Russian mafia history

Russian mafia history

It’s widely claimed in the international press that the Russian mafia has emerged over the course of the last ten years to become the most effective crime unit in the world. But who are they and what do we know of the...

Mongols in Russia

Mongols in Russia

Perhaps more than any other country, Russia has a rich and fascinating history and this extends right back through the centuries. At one time, much of the country formed just part of the sprawling Mongol Empire and that...

Russian leader during ww2

The Soviet leader for the duration of World War II was Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party for thirty years from 1922. Stalin was an infamous figure who represented a bleak period in Russian history...

Tupolev 334

Tupolev 334

The Tupolev 334 was intended to be a short to medium haul airliner capable of transporting just over 100 passengers to various destinations. Its specifications meant that it had the capacity to be a shining star in the...

Who was Leon Trotsky?

Who was Leon Trotsky?

Leon Trotsky was very much a key figure in the 1917 revolutions that saw the Bolsheviks take power after ousting the Russian royal family. At one stage he was second only to Lenin in terms of power but after Stalin...

What was Sputnik?

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...

Tatiana Romanov

Tatiana Romanov

Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, more commonly known as Tatiana Romanov was part of Russia’s final, tragic Royal Family. Although she was the second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Tsarina Alexandra...

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