Здравствуйте мир!


Hello world! I am comrade Slattery, your tour guide for the beautiful, yet sometimes tragic, history of Russia. I am a student myself, so this will be a learning experience for the both of us. Why Russia? A better question is “why not?” In the words of Sir Winston Churchill : “Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” In less than 100 years, Russia went from being an imperial monarchy, to a Soviet dictatorship, to federal republic. Russia is also an old country that can trace its roots to the same era during the Byzantine Empire. I look forward to exploring the “Bear of Eurasia.” After all, this blog is «Для России-Матушки!»


Artwork: Civilization V. Take 2 Interactive. 2010. Video game.