CATEGORY: Russian History
The Russian Revolution, Through American Eyes
March 8, 2017

On the centennial of the start of the Russian Revolution, explore about the tumultuous events of 1917 as witnessed by Americans and other expatriates living in the capital Read More

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

The Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin
June 26, 2015

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

Meet five lesser-known but memorable family members from the dynasty that ruled Russia for more than 300 years. 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

Remembering History’s Last Major Cavalry Charge
August 23, 2012

In 1942, 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

Why Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia Was the Beginning of the End
June 22, 2012

Trace Napoleon's route through Russia during his disastrous invasion. Read More