So I’m reading a very interesting book about Russia. The writer was an Englishman, can you guess who it is? As you read this following paragraph look at the similarities to today. The writing took place in 1914 or maybe a little there after, so almost 100 years ago, almost sounds cyclical doesn’t it? So … More Who said these words, can you guess?
Tsar Nicholas II appears in a photograph to be teaching his daughter Grand Duchess Anastasia how to smoke. Another picture taken by the emperor dated 1916 shows Tsarevich Alexei – heir to an autocratic throne that would be abolished the following year – posing on a tree in winter with his beloved pet spaniel Joy. … More Rare Photos of the Romanov Royal Family Found
Mirror Reflections I see this Mirror Reflection as probably one of the most important ones that I’ve done. As I did my research I was hoping that I would find what I found. They really are like brother and sister, it becomes very obvious when you start looking at their histories. I thought it would … More Mirror Reflections – Ukraine & Russia
State and Society The Russian Heritage Russia has a history of power centrally concentrated in the economy, culture, education, media, religion, and citizens private lives. Initiative has been stifled in the process. The Bureaucracy In the USSR many officials considered themselves a superior species, appointed to drive the herds of human cattle. Nepotism, friendships, or … More Culture and Character of Russia Part II