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Russian History
Stalin religion

Stalin religion

The cruel reign of Joseph Stalin saw many Soviet people persecuted for a whole host of spurious reasons. If their political of religious beliefs didn’t tally with the regime, deportation was the likely outcome followed...

Tupolev Concorde

Tupolev Concorde

The name Tupolev Concorde is a colloquialism coined for Russia’s first and only supersonic airliner which briefly made an impact on the world stage in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The correct term for this incredible aircraft...

Peter the Great timeline

This article outlines a brief Peter the Great timeline, highlighting some of the key moments in the life of one of Russia’s most notorious leaders. Read more in our article about Peter’s accomplishments. 09 June...

Soviet shoes

At present there is a large market for collectable items from the Soviet era and Soviet shoes and boots can trade for large sums of money. In addition, there are new makes of shoes branded as ‘Soviet’, that come with a...

Soviet Cars

When you think of some of the classic vehicles to emerge from the Soviet era it’s easy to build an image of a lumbering stereotype; a kind of dull, functional car that looked and felt extremely similar to other models...

Russian Serfdom

It’s impossible to ignore the fact that there have been some extremely bleak periods in Russian history and while living memory exists to put the grim, Stalinist regime at the forefront of our minds, the era of Russian...

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...

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 course we...

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