By Michael Belch The world has gone under a dramatic change regarding the equality of men and women starting from the beginning of our existence. This situation is clearly traced in Russia. But still it is not that easy for women to get a job they … [Read more...] about Priorities of Russian Women
Question by Chandra Kay: What are some major differences in Soviet life and foreign policy between Stalin and Khrushchev? I'm curious to see how many people have general answers and how many people are a little more passionate about how different … [Read more...] about Major differences in Soviet life and policy between Stalin and Khrushchev?
April 12 is a huge day in space history. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space after the first cosmonaut Russian dog, Laika. His epic flight aboard Vostok 1 spacecraft was the man's first encounter with … [Read more...] about Anniversary of the First Man in Space Flight
Empress Catherine II of Russia (1729-86), commonly known as Catherine the Great, was one of Russia's greatest and most energetic rulers. Following in the footsteps of her predecessor Peter I (Peter the Great), she pursued the Westernization and … [Read more...] about Catherine the Great – Empress and Autocrat of 18th Century Russia
Question by Amanda: Should I read Turgenev or Pushkin next? This summer, my personal little reading project was to read a basic survey of the great, canonical Russian writers, because, owing to an unfortunate reading of War and Peace at the age of … [Read more...] about Would you recommend Turgenev or Pushkin to read?