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On this day: Russia's Lithuanian press ban was lifted

Illegal and legal versions of the same prayer book.

Imposed by the Russian Empire, Lithuanian language publication in Lithuania was banned for some forty years, and finally lifted on the 24th of April, 1904. 37 more words


Chapel Prepared for Reburial of Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich at Military Cemetery in Moscow

Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich, commander of the Russian forces in the early years of World War I


Aleksandr Kibovsky, Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow, reported that the work on the Transfiguration of Our Lord chapel in the Fraternal Military Cemetery in Moscow is almost complete, so the reburial of Grand Prince… 228 more words


'Maria' by Alexandra Mázers

I am very pleased to host Alex’s second guest blog post ‘Maria’, which is a fascinating account of her Great Grandmother Maria and the story of how she saved Alex’s father’s life during the family’s displacement from Latvia during the Second World War.   2,690 more words

No Peace For The Last Tsar And His Family

Ugh, this news makes me so annoyed. Paul from the Royal Russia blog I read posted an article from Interfax, one of Russia’s main news sources, about a proposal to exhume the remains of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. 278 more words


Alexandrinskaya Square In The Winter

I’ve had this photo saved for a while and kept forgetting to blog about it because of what’s been going on recently. The past two weeks have been kind of annoying—thought this weekend was really good—so I completely forgot to post this photo of a famous theatre in St. 119 more words


How did the Great Game Develop?

As noted in a previous post, the conclusion of the Battle of Waterloo (1815) ushered in Pax Britannica. As with the end of the Second World War and Pax Americana, however, a major war was never too far off for most of the 19th century due to tension between two competing hegemons. 1,176 more words

Wednesday Music: Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March

This may sound presumptuous of me, everyone, but I think I’ve truly outdone myself this week with my selection of music. You see, I managed to find something that’s not only classical, but Russian. 283 more words