Russian Empire

Institute of Russian Realist Art

One of the largest collections of socialist realist art shows the surprising depth of the official art of the Soviet Union.<p>Art lovers often scoff at …

Museums

How A Master Of Yiddish Cinema Became a Mysterious Roman Prince

By the time of his death in 1965, few would have taken Michal Waszynski for the director of one of the classics of Yiddish cinema. He had been living …

Jewish Culture

Why don’t Europeans provide troops for Europe’s defense?

Three years ago the U.S. withdrew combat units from Europe. Now it is sending them back to deter a Russian attack. Explained Brig. Gen. Timothy …

War

The story behind the Queen's engagement ring is giving us all the feels

Like most married women, Queen Elizabeth goes nowhere without her engagement ring - and her signature white gloves, of course. Having worn it on her …

Royal Family

In Alaska, linguists preserve Russian dialect

<b>By</b> <b>ShareAmerica</b>The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves …

Linguistics

The World's Most Expensive Bottle of Vodka Has Vanished in Denmark

What has been described as the most expensive bottle of vodka in the world has been reported stolen, prompting police in Denmark to open an …

Vladimir Putin

5 victorious wars that became fateful for Russia - Russia Beyond

<b>Struggle against Mamai (1374-1380)</b><p>Since the middle of the 13th century the various Russian principalities had been politically and economically dependent on the Golden Horde. In the late 14th century the strengthened Moscow Principality tried to throw off the power of the khans.<p>Following the …

Military History

5 successful brands in Imperial Russia that were too good to be forgotten - Russia Beyond

1. Smirnoff<p>Today, Smirnoff is one of the most recognized brands around the world, but few know that it started in 1862 in Russia. Petr Smirnov, the founder, came from a family of serfs who produced and sold wine on public holidays. Due to his brilliant entrepreneurial talents, in 1837 Petr’s …

Russia

Fashion display at Hermitage storage facility paves the way for textiles study centre

Ceremonial gowns from the courts of the tsars, clergy vestments and elaborately embroidered peasant dress from across the Russian Empire have gone on …

Art

ANASTASIA Cast Members Take Friends on a Journey to the Past With the Help of Ancestry.com

The Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character …

Genealogy

The best winter city breaks

1: Tallinn, Estonia<p>In Tallinn, opposites exist quietly side-by-side: glass towers stand next to ancient architecture, and dark Gothic towers …

Europe

The Candle of Memory

In central Kiev, on a grassy hill high above the Dnieper River, stands a nearly 100-foot-tall white tower topped with a stylized flame. This is the …

Liberal View

Strictly Orthodox leader Aharon Shteinman dies in Israel aged 104

The strictly Orthodox world is in morning for Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, a leader of the Lithuanian stream of strictly Orthodox Judaism, who …

Jewish Culture

With Opening of Turkish Border, Georgia's Armenians Grow Resentful

A few weeks ago, residents of the village of Dadash, on Georgia's border with Turkey, blocked the main highway connecting the two countries. Their …

Imperialism

Eight Reasons Why Finland Is Only Part Of Pre-1917 Empire Moscow Never Got Back In Whole Or In Part – OpEd

By<p>This week, Finland marks the centenary of its independence from Russia, a date that is all the more impressive because it is the only country that …

Russia

How Russia's Olympics Ban Evaporates The Illusion Of Nationalism

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the upcoming Winter Olympics. This isn’t the partial ban imposed on Russia for the …

Conservative View

Thousands march in Helsinki in far-right, anti-fascist demonstrations

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Supporters of the far right in Finland and anti-fascists staged rival marches in the capital on Wednesday as the country celebrated 100 years of independence.<p>The Belem Tower is lit up in Finland's blue and white colours to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence …

Imperialism

Russia-NATO Cold War Leads Finland to Build Military 100 Years After Independence

The increasingly militarized conflict between Western military alliance NATO and Russia has compelled Finland to boost its own defenses and acquire …

Russia

Thousands march in Helsinki in far-right, anti-facist demonstrations

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Supporters of the far right in Finland and anti-facists staged rival marches in the capital on Wednesday as the country celebrated 100 years of independence.<p>Police in riot gear reinforced by security personnel from around the country made 10 arrests due to scattered fights and …

World News

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

28 minutes ago<p>Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor sends possible comeback message on Instragram.<p>3 hours ago<p>Kirk Cousins answered fans' questions today …

War

Finland suspects Russian aircraft violated airspace

HELSINKI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Finland's defense ministry said on Tuesday it suspected a Russian aircraft had violated Finnish airspace over the Baltic Sea earlier in the day.<p>The ministry said a Tupolev TU-154, a Russian passenger and transport plane, had been detected south of Porvoo and that the …

Russia

These Photos Show Russia in an Entirely Different Light

Culture

Bid Today to Win a Backstage Tour and Two Tickets to ANASTASIA!

'Tis the season to change the world!<p>Join Anya on her journey as you and a guest enjoy a night out on Broadway to see Anastasia! After the show take …

Enjoy

Inside the Palace of Pioneers in Dnipro, Ukraine | Travel & Architecture

<b>And on becoming Architect Tourists …</b><p>What are the Palaces of the Pioneers?<p>Take what we commonly call a Youth Centre, supersize it and give it a Soviet …

Europe

Russian cities, heritage of revolution

<b>An exhibition at Rosphoto in Saint Petersburg presents architectural and aerial photographs of the 1920s and the first half of the 1930s from the</b> …

Photographie

Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution Proved Possible

Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most …

Liberal View

US foreign policy in the Middle East doesn’t exist anymore

Time was when a mere statement from a secretary of state – let alone a US president – would have the phones jangling across the Middle East. The …

Middle East

No Jews in Moscow

So how did they live, so many years ago, before electricity, telephones, or modern transportation?<p>In 1856, L.M. Rothschild visits Russia on a …

Jewish Culture