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Vinnovka - the little jewel of Samarskaya Luka

This year’s autumn hasn’t been spoiling us – a couple of snowy weeks in late October and early November followed by a period of rather brisk weather with temperatures dropping to -11’C hasn’t encouraged many ventures away from the city. 593 more words

November 1916

This month’s Century News is a bit late, due to distractions and the US election of the present year. The biggest news of 1916 for Americans was also a Presidential election, but there was plenty of other news for the headlines of that month as well, including the end of the bloodiest battle of World War One in Europe. 572 more words


The Rehabilitation of Nicholas II By Natalia Poklonskaya

I’ve been a fervent anti-Communist ever since I was old enough to know what Communism is. This fact surprises some people, especially when they find out that I put years and years of effort into learning to speak Russian. 1,264 more words



This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.

Two and a half years after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, too many public figures in the United States and Europe still seem unable to decipher Russia’s motives. 784 more words

Daily News

Famous violinists - 6

Jascha Heifetz

He was born 1901 on the geographical area of Vilnius (nowadays). Jascha is considered to be the only violinist that can reach the final note of the Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 196 more words

Famous Violinists

Prohibition - Russian Empire

On July 30, 1914, the Russian government ordered the mobilization of its army. Some days later a temporary vodka Prohibition went into effect. Army officers, especially those of the highest rank, where under obligation to carry out all measures which will diminish the use of alcoholic drinks in military units under their charge. 294 more words


Umbals, near Tiflis


part of “MONEY R C (LT COL) COLLECTION” (photographs) Made by: Money, Robert Cotton (Photographer)

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Umbals, near Tiflis.