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125 years ago, in 1891, building of the Trans-Siberian Railway started, which is considered to be one of the greatest infrastructure project in the history of mankind even now. A railway across Eurasia not only made the East closer, but also contributed to creation of many cities, without which it is impossible to imagine Russia. Transsib’s existence is ordinary now, so we do not realize all the magnitude of this project. Old tracks were replaced long ago, there are quite modern electro transmission poles alongside the railroad and the stations surprise by their modern design....

11.04.2016
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

One of the most memorable events in this year’s celebrations of the 2000-year anniversary of the foundation of Derbent, the oldest town in Russia, was the international festival “Derbent: 2000 years at the crossroads of cultures”. The festival, sponsored by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, was organised by an association of librarians from the nearby town of Khasavyurt, who attracted guests, experts and performers from 16 of Russia’s federal subjects and 15 foreign states.   The cultural marathon that was the festival “Derbent: 2000 years at the crossroads of cultures” was comprised of a sea of different...

23.09.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

The Kostromsky Kremlin, blown up in 1934, was once one of Russia’s finest architectural monuments. Thankfully, the kremlin is being rebuilt; work on the restoration of this architectural masterpiece is planned to be completed by 2020. However, the reasons for its barbaric destruction remain a mystery to historians. In particular, the documents connected with the decision taken to destroy the kremlin remain locked up under the state secrets act. Why? View of the kremlin in 1934 “The missing kremlin is like an open wound”, Kostroma Region Governor Viktor Shershunov  told me in an interview...

11.09.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

Today the name of Schumacher (from the German “shoe maker”) has been entirely monopolised in the public imagination by the famous Formula-1 racer. Yet in Russian history the name belongs, first and foremost, to a certain Johann Daniel Schumacher. This German intellectual played a major role in bringing Western education to Russia as the country’s first librarian. He is also known for his conflict with a famous contemporary, the Moscow-university-founder and “all-Russian man” Mikhail Vasilevich Lomonosov. On 5 September Russia celebrated the 325th anniversary of his birth. Forget the strict old ladies...

10.09.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

On the 23rd of August Russia traditionally celebrates the Day of Military Glory, which commemorates the victory of the Soviet armed forces over the Wehrmacht at the Kursk Bulge. In the lead up to this crucial battle, the Red Army had spent almost two months in a strained condition fighting a series of bloody battles whose outcome was by no means predetermined. The Battle of Kursk was one of the largest military confrontations in world history. Here we consider the momentous occasion with some interesting details about the battle. Fact 1 A huge salient was formed in the Soviet-German front as a result of a series of...

23.08.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

The participants of the two-day conference “World War II: Science and Ideology 70 Years Later” came to the conclusion that attempts to revise the history of World War II are directly connected to attempts to revise the system of international relations which was established following victory in 1945. The emergence of a new balance of power in the world driven by the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS could serve as a counterweight to these revisionary tendencies. The conference now underway in Moscow under the auspices of SCO began with a thesis about the potential for reconsideration...

23.06.2015
Rubric: Articles
Subject: History

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