Russian Empire

50 Rare Photos That Show the Building of the Pskov-Riga (Russian Empire) Railway in the 19th Century

The building of the Pskov-Riga Railway with its branch line from Valga to Tartu started on the initiative of the Russian Ministry of War in 1886. …


Russia to Celebrate Crimea’s 18th Century Annexation

Russia will make the anniversary of its 18th century accession of the Crimean peninsula into the Russian Empire a public holiday.


Turkish president recalls ‘Circassian Exile’ tragedy

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 21 remembered the deportation of Circassian people 154 years ago by the Russian empire.


Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrates 287th anniversary

Russia's Pacific Fleet celebrated its 287th anniversary, spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said Monday.<p>"The best servicemen were awarded with the …

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Who Will Win the New Great Game?

To claim we are living through a new Cold War is both an understatement and a category mistake. The 20th-century face-off between the Communist East …

Cold War

Photographs of Dr. Zhivago’s Lost Russia that Could Have been taken Yesterday

<i>C</i>an you believe these photographs are over one hundred years old? I go through a lot of historical archives– I think I’ve lost count– but I don’t …


#113 | America Faded: Syria, Russia, & The Decline Of The American Empire w/ Dmitry Orlov


Photographing the Russian Empire in colour

15 Mar 2017<p>Pioneering photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii developed innovative techniques to capture parts of the Russian Empire in colour for the first time.


Going long with the Russian Mosin-Nagant M91 rifle (VIDEO)

It doesn’t matter if you call them nuggets, the 3-Line Rifle, Vintovka Mosina, or whathaveyou, because the M91 Mosin-Nagant is perhaps one of the …

US defends critical trade routes — We should add Azerbaijan to the list

What is, at its narrowest point, fewer than two miles wide, through which one-third of world trade and half of all the world’s oil is shipped?<p>In …


People Of The Russian Empire: Original Color Photos (1909-1915)

What did the Russian Empire look like between 1909 and 1915? Thanks to Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), we get some idea. …


Estonia celebrates 100th birthday

The Baltic state of Estonia is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a sovereign nation, made possible by the disintegration of Tzarist Russia, until when Estonia had been a part of the Russian empire.<p>Now the country is part of the European Union and NATO, and its president assured those gathered …


6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ottoman Empire

Jem Duducu presents six lesser known facts about one of the largest empires in history<p>The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In …

World History

Death to the Tsar

From the writers behind Armando Iannuci’s The Death of Stalin comes another tale of political intrigue and dark comedy in Russia. 

In Moscow, 1904, …


What Finland Can Teach the West About Countering Russia’s Hybrid Threats

Many Western governments only recently woke up to the threat posed by Russia’s newer hybrid warfare tools. Finland has spent years trying to render …

World News

Preview: Death to the Tsar

<b>DEATH TO THE TSAR</b><p>Writer: Fabien Nury<br>Artist: Thierry Robin<br>Publisher: Titan Comics<br>Hardcover, 112pp, $24.99<br>On sale: February 20<br>ISBN: 9781785866418<p>From …


The Suffragettes Who Became Communists

Following the Russian Revolution, a small number of suffragettes transferred their allegiance from the women’s movement to international communism. …


31 Imperial Russia Photos That Reveal History In Stunning Color

1 of 32<p>Caption: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky was born in Vladimir Oblast, Russia in 1863. Combining his work in chemistry with art, he pioneered color …

Ancient History

How the Spanish-American War Laid the Groundwork for American Empire

On Sunday Donald Trump sent a furious tweet in which he “hereby demand[ed], and will do so officially tomorrow,” that the Department of Justice …

Donald Trump

The History of the Russian Empire

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution Histography has created an interactive map which visualizes Russia's changing borders …

Russian History

Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe

The Drevlian people of medieval Ukraine were happy and optimistic. They had just murdered Prince Igor of Kiev, regent of one of their enemies, the …



Theophilos was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 829 to 842 CE. He was the second ruler of the Amorion dynasty founded by his father Michael II. …

Ancient History

The Conservation History, Problems and the Rehabilitation of Lithuanian Medieval Castles

The paper discusses the conservation practices and methods of the Lithuanian medieval castles. Since 19th century there was a lot of attention on the …


Hierarchy of Heathenism: Missionaries Map the Globe * | Diplomatic History

In 1810, American evangelicals formed the first American foreign mission organization, and began the work of deciding where their missionaries ought …

Oxford University Press

Anastasios I

Anastasios I ruled the Byzantine empire from 491 to 518 CE. Although his tax and monetary reforms were both popular and successful, the emperor could …

Ancient History

The Ultimate Guide to Tsarevets Fortress – Bulgaria's Medieval Glory

There aren’t many castles and fortresses left in Bulgaria, but it doesn’t mean that they have never existed. It just happened that they hadn’t …

European Travel

The most Instagrammed cities of 2017 revealed

New York is the most Instagrammed city of 2017.As we near towards the end of the year, photo sharing app Instagram has revealed the top 10 cities …

Saint Petersburg

These Photos Show Russia in an Entirely Different Light

On assignment from Tsar Nicholas II, the pioneer of color photography Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky spent almost a decade travelling across the Russian …

Library of Congress

Russian cities, heritage of revolution

This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.<p>Subscribe for full access to The Eye of …


Opinion: The Russian Revolution's lessons for modern Russia

The centennial of the Russian Revolution could present an occasion for reflection in Russia. Instead, the historian Karl Schlögel writes, the …

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