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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...

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...

Is Russia still Communist?

It’s easy to dismiss that question with a simple answer and say that Russia is no longer a Communist country. While that may be true, there remains a relatively strong Communist following in Russia itself and one that...

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...

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 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...

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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