History Stories
CATEGORY: Russian History
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

755 Staff Ordered Out: Putin’s Crippling Blow to the U.S. Embassy in Russia
July 31, 2017

Is history repeating itself, or is Russia's recent expulsion of American diplomats something new? Read More

Live in the Russian Spy House That Inspired ‘The Americans’
July 28, 2017

It's in Montclair, New Jersey. Read More

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