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Igor Sikorsky, 11 September 1913 after the aircraft crash

11 September 1913 when the engine of the Meller No.2 (Dux built) fell off in flight and fell through the wing of the Sikorsky’s “Le Grand” or “Russki Vitiaz” which stood on the ground. 55 more words

History Of Russia

Off the Beaten Track: Peterhof Gardens

“Does the group want to take the optional tour to Peterhof Gardens,” asked our guide, Olga to our Expressrussia.com/Intourist.com tour. Unanimous! On a cloudy, October 2015 day, we entered the world of the wealthy Tsars of the largest country on earth. 364 more words

Off the Beaten Track: St. Peter and Paul Cathedral of Petergof, Russia

“We must stop and see this Cathedral on the way to Peterhof Gardens,” said our guide Olga of Expressrussia.com/Intourist.com tours. Our group visited at a multi-layer-domed church in early Russian Orthodox architecture at Petergof. 275 more words

Culture

Alexander I's Reformist Period

Alexander I’s Reign (1801-1812)

Alexander I came to power in 1801 at the age of twenty-three. The beginning of his reign presented many problems, both domestic and foreign. 328 more words

Imperial Russia