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Catherine I held the title of Empress 40 years before her more famous, “Great” namesake. As the first woman to rule Russia, she had great qualities of her own.
Kristina Brazhnikova acquaints us with the southern city of Voronezh, which straddles its reservoir (once a river).
On April 26, 1715, Peter I published his Military Statute, which remained in effect until the mid-nineteenth century.
Today it is hard to imagine the revolutionary atmosphere that pervaded the Soviet Union in March and April of 1985.
The New Year is Russia’s biggest holiday. But where does it come from – and why does it look so suspiciously like Western Christmas?
How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.
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