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Yulia Goryacheva In the days of the latest anniversary of Saint Petersburg, the Russian émigré community respectfully remembers another significant yet unfairly forgotten Russian name. It is the name of Pyotr Alexeyevitch Dementyev, who was born on May 1, 1849 in Saint Petersburg on the Neva River and founded another St. Petersburg (or St. Pete, as it is called shortly) on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Unfortunate Landlord Here is what the modern American historian Karl Grismer writes about him: “Peter A. Demens, who was born in Russia, should undoubtedly be...

11.06.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Special Assignment Airmen, a book by Anna Belorusova, a Russian writer, will be the basis for the exhibition planned at the British town of Bournemouth on the shore of the English Channel. The book tells about the Soviet Airgroup of ace-pilots and the Soviet-British allied cooperation during World War II. Looking for information about her grandfather, the pilot Pyotr Kolesnikov, Anna Belorusova could not ignore the discovered facts and forgotten names which resulted in a book reminding about the Soviet-British allied brotherhood. The developments were...

03.06.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Yulia Goryacheva 130 years ago Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, a legendary Russian aircraft designer, philosopher and visionary, was born. It was he who designed the very systems that are currently used, for example, in advanced helicopters of the presidents of the United States and Russia. Indeed, the legacy of the famous aircraft designer who created the world's first bomber, a four-engine aircraft and a single-rotor helicopter is our national pride. The Tsar’s Favourite In 1913, the Russkiy Vityaz (that became the forefather of all multi-engine heavy aircraft in the world),...

29.05.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Svetlana Smetanina Photo credit: obsheedelo.ru For more than ten years, hundreds of volunteers have travelled to the Arkhangelsk and Vologda Regions, as well as to Karelia and Komi to preserve ancient temples from destruction and extinction. Over the years, 320 expeditions have taken place, 360 churches and chapels have been explored, and accident prevention works have been conducted in many of them. Alexei Yakovlev, an archpriest and the supervisor of the Common Cause: Restoration of Wooden Temples of the North Project, shares how the project has been implemented and developed so...

06.05.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: History

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Washington, the 19th century. Photo credit: incollect.com “The wise statesmen of Russia always know how to choose their foreign envoys,” one of American newspapers wrote about Alexander Bodisko, the Russian ambassador to the United States, in 1851. His tenure lasted for 17 years, the record term. He was respected so much that the American Congress paused its work for the day of his funeral, which was the unprecedented event. On the Day of Diplomat, Anatoly Antonov, the...

19.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Sergey Vinogradov Photo: Portrait of Alexander Suvorov drawn by J H Schmidt from life, 1800 This year marks the 220th anniversary of the Russian army under command of Alexander Suvorov crossing the Alps. The map with the route of the military operation, which became the part of world history and elevated Suvorov to the rank of genius commanders, can be found in textbooks, and not only the Russian ones. But the path of the Suvorov’s army in the mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein could be followed all over again only at the turn of the XIX and XX...

04.02.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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