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On the second week of July in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, we will know more about the reign of one of the greatest Russian rulers, the declaration of the first Soviet constitution, the foundation of the Russian central bank and how one of the best movies ever was banned. Also, we will read about the inventor of the light bulb and the first Soviet airline.[ Read more ]
We start the month of July in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union recalling the creation of the government of the USSR itself, the beginning of the Crimean War in the 19th century and the darkest moments for communism supporters in the USA.[ Read more ]
In a short period, two Soviet soldiers saved everyone on planet Earth. One of them was Stanislav Petrov, who discovered a fake nuclear attack. Today we will discover a similar story in which, thanks to a man born in Russia the history of mankind avoided a nuclear war. He was a person who knew how to stay calm in a crucial moment for life on Earth.[ Read more ]
This week in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union we find two events related to the end of World War II: the first Victory Parade and the appointment of Stalin as Generalissimus. Also, this week of June is marked by other events, such as the ban on French products in Russia signed by Catherine the Great, the approval of the eight-hour working day or the first flight over the Arctic.[ Read more ]
Lev Ivanovich Yashin (October 22, 1929 - March 20, 1990) was a Russian goalkeeper regarded by many as the best goalkeeper in the history of football. He was nicknamed the "Black Spider" for two reasons: first, because he used to wear black and second, because he moved so fast it looked as if he had eight arms.[ Read more ]
Did you know that the famous “red telephone” to allow direct communication between the USSR and the USA was established this week of June, albeit many years ago? Also, in the third week of June, Russia and Turkey divided part of the territory of Persia between them, Tolstoy finished one of his masterpieces[ Read more ]
The history of inventions is often surrounded by controversy because of one question: Who was its real inventor? Very often in history, someone creates a new product. It is a brilliant idea but, for different reasons it is ignored until someone else in a different part of the world, starts selling the same creation. This person gets the fame and worldwide recognition, while the original inventor is forgotten.[ Read more ]
With the birth of one of the most important Russian tsars , we will begin our review of the history of this week. In the second week of June many more events happened: the city of Leningrad recovered its original name, President Andropov was born[ Read more ]
If we think of a kamikaze (that is, a suicide attack on a plane), the first image that comes to our mind is a Japanese pilot in his Zero airplane, on a collision course to an American warship. But actually, the first kamikaze in history was a Russian pilot who fought in World War I.[ Read more ]
Let’s learn some interesting facts about the first week of June in Russian history. We begin by remembering two terrible accidents, but we will quickly move on into happier moments like the Nobel prize awarded to Russian Sholokhov, the birth of Tetris or the first Arctic research station.[ Read more ]
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