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The Russian Empire in Siberia

Look at the picture, and you’ll see that Ermak was the conqueror of Siberia. Although much of his life is shrouded in mystery, and he became the subject of nationalist myths in the decades before 1917, we think that he crossed the Irtush River and defeated Khan Kuchum in October 1582. 305 more words

Russia Past And Present

Three edges of Europe: Russia, Turkey, Britain

Turkey and Russia share aspects of the past. In the middle ages, Ottomans and Muscovites alike depended on cultural inheritances from Byzantium. Over several centuries, the Ottoman and Russian Empires both expanded dramatically, creating political spaces in which people of different ethnicities and religions found ways of coexisting. 501 more words

Russia Past And Present

The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

From  Eileen Effrat

Author:  Helen Rappaport

Title:  The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra 

The four daughters of Tsar Nicholas were the most talked about royals of the early twentieth century—–think Diana or Catherine.  125 more words

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