The Spine of Russia is a stunning, oversized coffee table book (nearly two feet wide when open) that features 200+ images from the epic trans-Russia road trip, The Spine of Russia. Also includes a dozen texts (in both English and Russian) ruminating on themes from the trip. Print run is limited!
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On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1794: Konstantin Thon, architect, born (died 1881)
1873: Aleksei Shchusev, architect, born
1879: Lev Trotsky, politician, born (murdered 1940)
1905: Mutiny at Kronstadt begins.
1917: Council of People's Commissars became the new government of Russia with Lenin as chairman, Trotsky foreign commissar and Stalin as commissar of nationalities.
1917: 2nd 'Congress of Soviets' Decree ended private land ownership in Russia (returned 1990)
1917: Bolsheviks officially outlaw death penalty, while continuing to execute opponents in secret.
1956: Soviet troops invade Hungary three days after revolution breaks out there.
1957: Soviet Union announced that defense minister and WWII hero, Marshal Georgi Zhukov, had been fired.
1962: Nikita Khrushchev sent a message to President John Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if the US closed its bases in Turkey. The offer was rejected.