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The Soviets Didn’t Give a Dam

Throughout their history, the Soviets have not been a people to care much about the environment.  It could be said that this is because they have so much land it doesn’t really matter. Either way, the damming of the Angara River, which began in 1955 perfectly shows the lack of preservation that many Soviets had. … Continue reading »

Russia’s Industrialization

The photograph above, “Factory Interior with Electrical Generators” is from the  Prokudin-Gorskii collection taken on the Murghab River circa 1910. These generators were imported from Hungary, which helps to give one an idea about Russia’s industrialization capacity in the early 1900′s. Before the Crimean war, Russia had a very weak economy with little industrialization compared […]