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Less Than 500 Days to Live

By the time the 1990’s came about the Soviet Union’s days were numbered, though no one fully understood it yet. The signs had been there for several years, but they had merely been taken as the state being more lenient … Continue reading

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Warning: Doesn’t Play Well with Others

Hungarian demonstrators show their love for Josef Stalin. For the majority of the 20th century the Soviet government did its very best to have the Western world believe that all was quiet on the Eastern front and that all of … Continue reading

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No Cost Could be Too High

Russian soldiers charge into battle with the legendary T-34 tank. To understand why Russia wanted so much land on its western front after World War II, one must look at the results of World War II. Russia wanted and needed … Continue reading

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The Strength of Magnetism

A “New Soviet Man” working in Magnitogorsk in the 1930’s. In Josef Stalin’s ever increasing vision to build an industrialist nation that could catch up to the West in only ten years the city of Magnitogorsk came forth in 1929. … Continue reading

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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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