Mihaly Zichy was a court painter of the Romanovs. He chronicled the ceremonies, amusements, and family events of the royal court in the second half of the 19th century.
100 years ago, National Geographic devoted an issue entirely to Russia
One hundred years ago, National Geographic published an issue entirely devoted to Russia.
Despite its legendary status, the Tokarev handgun remains controversial
On November 4-20 Moscow’s Manezh Central Exhibition Hall will host an exhibition titled “Orthodox Rus. My History. The Rurik Dynasty”
On Nov 9, 1989, thousands of East Berliners pass into West Berlin as border guards stand by; people start tearing down the wall
Consequences of the destruction of a Cold War symbol still influence world politics
How Soviet newspapers and other media covered the events of November 1989
For three weeks in 1926, photographer and Christian social worker Sidney D. Gamble traveled through the Soviet Union
The history of Russia’s greatest ship: from the 1917 Revolution to today
The Soviet designers concluded that the tank had to slim down and get airborne
Where in Russia are the folk handicrafts made, and can foreigners learn?
An exhibition dedicated to the legendary aviation designer
Names of those killed in Great Terror read out before former KGB building
Many Russian words today have a much narrower or even a completely different definition. This can confuse the inexperienced translator
Countries cooperate in search for soldiers lost in 20th century conflicts
The bulky T-35 was already a dinosaur by the time it entered battle in WWII
How did stone patterns appear on Russia’s north shore?
Two villages are home to some of the country’s best preserved log churches