Monthly Archives: September 2013

Passing of an Age

On August 7, 1921 a very sad moment occurred in Russian history as the great Russian poet, Aleksandr Blok (11/28/1880-8/7/1921) ┬ápassed away. He was the last of the Russian poets of the traditional genre, before the Soviet culture began to … Continue reading

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Too Much Weight to Bear

General Lavr Kornilov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army In looking through the events that led up to the October Revolution, it is almost impossible to single out one instance that was the ignition point for the final stages of the … Continue reading

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An End to a Year of Tumultousness

1905 and 1917 stand as two years that were the worst in the downfall of the Russian Empire and the Romanov Regime. 1905 was crucial to the causation of the 1917 Revolution because it planted the seed for rebellion. Bloody … Continue reading

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Could Sergei have known?

As I was looking through the collection of photographs in the Library of Congress site I c0uld not help but be amazed by the detail that was apparent at one hundred years old! The color and definition would not be … Continue reading

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