After the coup of 1991, Communists in The Soviet Union had hoped to gain control and bring back the old system they had known. Instead, the system changed from being Communist to the opposite of their goal- the system was dissolved and a President, Boris Yeltsin, was put into place. Video footage (Communists on October […]Read more "The Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union"
Iurii Gagarin’s return from space- Cosmonaut Images One of the most captivating parts of the Soviet-United States Cold War was the competition-in military technology and in sports, and in many, many other areas as well. For each side, this brought out the best of inventiveness and helped the advancement of technology. My favorite advancement made was […]Read more "The Era of Spaceflight"
Source: Winter War Artillery Before the Soviets were invaded by the Germans in the Second World War, they held a border treaty of sorts with their Finnish neighbors, and were cooperating in good faith to keep this treaty intact. When Soviet leaders and intelligence suggested that they would likely be involved in conflict with the […]Read more "Stubborn Finnish Resistance"
In 1929 Soviet Russia, the surface showed that the Government didn’t like religion. History tells us that the Communist regime officially made it the business of the state whether a person formed a religious group, and made it the policy of the State that religion not have a hand in government or education. The policies […]Read more "Purge the Poison of Faith"
When Lenin unveiled the New Economic Policy in 1921, he intended to bring the economy of the region up and recover from the turbulence of the previous years. The NEP allowed for a market economic policy, and it was hoped that this would boost production, sales, and allow for less taxation. At this time, “foreign […]Read more "Lenin’s New Economic Policy"
Following the great level of unrest in the Russian Empire of the late 19th century, the people were pushed past the point of unhappiness and desire for change; these people were finally to the point at which they were willing to make real sacrifices and disregard law to have what they considered a fair governance […]Read more "Political Implications of Tsar Nicholas II’s October Manifesto"
Photograph link: Alternator Title: Alternators made in Budapest, Hungary, in the power generating hall of a hydroelectric station in Iolotan on the Murghab River Photographer: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) Date: Approximately 1911 Location: Turkmenistan This image of an advancement in technological capacity shows the Russian Empire’s desire to evolve with the world and […]Read more "Mechanical Technology in the Russian Empire"