History Stories
CATEGORY: Russia
The Humiliation that Pushed Putin to Try and Recapture Russian Glory
February 23, 2018

From Soviet apparatchik to self-styled macho superhero, Putin embodies Russia’s struggle for power and relevance. Read More

The California Activists Who Scared the Soviets Away From the 1984 Olympics
February 21, 2018

The last time Russia skipped the Olympics, it was due to a fringe group encouraging mass defections of its athletes. Read More

These Historic Military Parades Turned Heads
February 8, 2018

From ancient Rome to contemporary Paris, the flexing of military muscle is a longstanding tradition. Read More

To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

Russia Isn’t the First Country to be Banned from the Olympics
December 5, 2017

Typically the punishment has been levied on countries that start wars or violate human rights. Read More