CATEGORY: Russian History
The Cold War Race to Build the Concorde
January 21, 2016

Forty years after the Concorde’s first commercial flight, read about the rival Soviet “Konkordski” and the Cold War race to build the world’s first supersonic jet. Read More

Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin, 110 Years Ago
June 26, 2015

On the 110th anniversary of the mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin, take a look back at the uprising that helped inspire the Russian Revolution. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Vladimir Lenin
January 21, 2014

Take a closer look at the world’s first communist head of state. Read More

5 Romanovs You Should Know
February 21, 2013

On the anniversary of the Romanov dynasty’s founding, meet five lesser-known but memorable family members. Read More

From Sputnik to Spacewalking: 7 Soviet Space Firsts
October 4, 2012

On the anniversary of Sputnik's launch, explore seven of the Soviet Union’s firsts in the history of space exploration. Read More

The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago
August 23, 2012

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union. Read More

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine the Great
July 9, 2012

Explore eight surprising facts about the famous Russian ruler. Read More

Napoleon’s Disastrous Invasion of Russia, 200 Years Ago
June 22, 2012

Trace Napoleon's route through Russia on the 200th anniversary of his disastrous invasion. Read More