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Nicholas II of Russia

Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia. He ruled from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russian go from being one of the world’s great powers to economic and military collapse. 18 more words


Old Tbilisi in Paintings and Gravure

There is an interesting blog on WordPress called “The Chief End of Life” which displays several stunning pictures of old Tiflis as depicted in various foreign sources (paintings, encyclopedia). 209 more words

How Bolsheviks Conducted Executions

Have you ever read something that was so chilling that even though the person who wrote it is long dead, it was still sort of frightening to read due to the sheer level of evil present? 901 more words


Finnish Independence Day

On December 6th Finland celebrates its independence. Here is what you need to know about this special day.

Historical Overview

Finland for a long time was a part of Sweden (from the 13th century to the beginning of 19th). 413 more words


Black Propaganda Against Turkey

I have some sympathy for Vladimir Putin. He inherited a Russia on the bones of its bum. They’d lost the Cold War, were suffering from runaway inflation, and the USA was crowing about being the last remaining superpower. 2,038 more words

International Affairs

Final Point of the Russian Empire: Liepaja's Half a Million Emigrants

by Geoff Chester, LIEPĀJA

The Latvian port of Liepāja is a remote city by the Lithuanian border, 130 miles from Riga. It’s beautiful in parts, bleak in others, but it doesn’t seem like a place likely to make history any time soon. 1,183 more words


Today in European history: the Battle of Sinop (1853)

Apart from the Charge of the Light Brigade (the actual charge, but also the poem), the Crimean War (1853-1856) is perhaps best known (at least by some of us) as the first “modern” war, in that it was during the Crimean War when later military staples like rail, telegraphs, trenches, and rifled firearms and artillery first got tested on a major battlefield. 1,428 more words