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Red Square(10 Photos)
For more than 500 years, Moscow's Red Square has been a focal point of Russian political and cultural life.
Russian Rulers(18 Photos)
From the Romanovs to Revolution and beyond, discover the rulers and politicians behind Russia's tumultuous history.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis(10 Photos)
In October 1962, Cold War tensions erupted when the United States and Soviet Union faced off during the Cuban Missile Crisis, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war.
End of World War II
End of World War II(8 Photos)
View pictures from VE day and VJ day as Americans celebrate the end of World War II.
World War II Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
View photos of World War II political leaders.
Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
View photos of Allied military leaders
Building St. Basil's Cathedral
Building St. Basil's CathedralVideo Clip (2:26)
Video Clip (2:26)
Ivan the Terrible built St. Basil's Cathedral after conquering Kazan and expanding the Russian empire.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile CrisisVideo Clip (2:22)
Video Clip (2:22)
Get the story of the dramatic face-off that nearly ended in nuclear war, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
The Fall of the Soviet Union
The Fall of the Soviet UnionVideo Clip (3:22)
Video Clip (3:22)
Trace the steps that led to the collapse of America's Cold War foe as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
The Space Race
The Space RaceVideo Clip (2:58)
Video Clip (2:58)
The U.S. competition with the U.S.S.R. for technological dominance spurred the U.S. on to the first-ever landing on the Moon.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
Reagan Meets Gorbachev
Reagan Meets GorbachevVideo Clip (4:47)
Video Clip (4:47)
See President Ronald Reagan meet Mikail Gorbachev, set to "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour.
RasputinVideo Clip (1:59)
Video Clip (1:59)
Timothy Dickinson tells us about the life and death of the famous Russian mystic Rasputin.
Napoleon Invades Russia
Napoleon Invades RussiaVideo Clip (4:20)
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When Napoleon invades Russia in 1812, an unexpected adversary brings ruin to his troops.
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