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Today is a great day to go to the theatre. And if you are in a big city like Moscow, what about going to a big auditorium? Unquestionably, you have to visit the Bolshoi Theatre. So let’s go![ Read more ]
Today our travel through Russian history will let us discover many different events that happened on an April's day. We will witness the day when one of the great figures of Soviet politics was born, or the day a Russian prince fled to Austria to hide from the tsar. Also, we will read about two Russian inventors who hit the headlines in April. Also, in this week of April, but a different year, one of the biggest football clubs in Russia was founded[ Read more ]
Do you know what the most expensive eggs in history are? As you can imagine, they do not come from an animal. They were gifts that tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II gave to their families over 100 years ago and were created by the jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. They are the world-famous Faberge eggs.[ Read more ]
As we do every week, it’s time to travel throughout Russian history. Today, we will read about the coronation of tsar Paul I and the assassination attempt on tsar Alexander II. We will also go to war: almost at the end of World War II the Red Army conquered the city known today as Kaliningrad.[ Read more ]
Sports and politics do not have much in common, but the political rivalry between countries is often taken to sport events. But when that happens, we do enjoy a fair, challenging competition. In the 2012 Summer Olympic in London, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps made a historical achievement: he became the athlete with the most Olympic medals in history. He surpassed former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who had held the record for 48 years.[ Read more ]
What happened in Russian history in the first week of April? We will talk about the third attempt to reduce the number of strategic nuclear weapons between the two world superpowers. We will also see the end of a trade blockade between Spain and Russia.[ Read more ]
Last week we saw that the Salyut space missions, launched by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and early 1980s were greatly successful. With no opponent in sight, it seemed as if the space race was a game with only one competitor. But the cost of each mission made the Soviets look for alternative projects.[ Read more ]
Along history, several tsars played a significant role in the last week of March: Ivan III "The Great” is proclaimed “Grand Prince of all Rus”, Michael I of Russia becomes the first Tsar of the house of Romanov and Alexander III signs a decree to start the building works of the Trans-Siberian Railway[ Read more ]
Mir (1986-2001) was a space station that during the 1980s became a symbol of the Soviet space talent. Later, until it was destroyed in 2001, it became a Russian research center that united countries around the world, including the greatest enemy of the USSR during the Cold War, the United States.[ Read more ]
This week is full of fascinating events in Russian and Soviet history. We will read about the attempt to unite the Catholic and Orthodox churches, the unification of the Russian monetary system and we will remember the day the USSR announced its capability to launch intercontinental missiles. In the world of technology, we have the first spacewalk in history[ Read more ]
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