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
1547: Ivan IV (The Terrible) crowned first Russian Tsar
1712: Peter I founds the first Military Engineering School.
1841: Vasily Klyuchevsky, historian, born (died 1911)
1853: Vladimir Solovyov, philosopher, born
1867: Vikenty Veresayev, philologist, poet-translator, born
1914: Author Maxim Gorky is allowed to return to Russia after eight years of exile from tsarist Russia for political dissidence.
1920: A de facto economic blockade imposed on Soviet Russia since the end of the First World War, is lifted.
1934: Vasily Lanovoy, actor, born
1945: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible (part 1) released to theaters.