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Category: Russian History

Vladimir Lenin

9 Things You May Not Know About Vladimir Lenin

On the 90th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s death, take a closer look at the world’s first communist head of state.

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In Case of Emergency: The Washington-Moscow Hotline Turns 50

Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon.

Sologubovka Cemetery

Seven Decades After World War II, the Search for Germany’s War Dead Continues

A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.

Lenin's Tomb

Much Ado About Lenin

The reopening of Lenin’s Tomb has reignited debate over the ultimate fate of the founder of the Soviet Union.

Alexander II

5 Romanovs You Should Know

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

Tunguska

The Last Time a Meteor Rocked Russia

Last Friday’s meteor blast recalled the memory of an even more powerful space rock explosion over Siberia: the mysterious 1908 Tunguska event.

Sputnik 1

From Sputnik to Spacewalking: 7 Soviet Space Firsts

On the 55th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch, explore seven of the Soviet Union’s firsts in the history of space exploration.

Catherine the Great Facts

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine the Great

Explore eight surprising facts about the famous Russian ruler, who ascended the throne 250 years ago.

Napoleon Invasion of Russia

Napoleon’s Disastrous Invasion of Russia, 200 Years Ago

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

Famous Duels

History at 40 Paces: Legendary Duels

On the 207th anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, find out about this notorious incident and other famous standoffs.

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Romances That Changed History

For better or for worse, these historic romances altered the course of history.