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Russian Leaders Timeline

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...

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...

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...

Famous Communists

Famous Communists

Since the birth of Communism, followers of the political ideal have often been found in the most unlikely of locations. While many famous communists lived and carried out their work in the former Soviet Union and other...

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...

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...

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