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Russian Empire

Why the West Gets Putin So Wrong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Putin is being consistent with his training in martial arts and the KGB -- he is disciplined, calculating, precise, and seized an opportunity that presented itself in pursuit of his objectives. His thought process is not driven by Western principles, but, rather, realpolitik.

'Nostalgia': The Color Photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 01.01.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneer of photography in Russia and a pioneer of color photography. He was given the task of capturing the old Russia in images, on behalf of Czar Nicolas II in 1909.

If Czarist Russia Had Instagram...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts

If the genius of Instragram had been discovered in imperial Russia, we imagine the result would have looked a little bit like this: Peasant girls...

Rare Color Photos Of The Russian Empire At The Turn Of The Century

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

These rare color photos by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii document the Russian empire between 1909 and 1915. With the support of Tsar Nicholas ...

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.