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Ivan the Great (Ivan III) and the birth of the myth of the third Rome

In the 13th century Moscow was the capital of a small state which paid tribute and provided forced labour to the Khans of the...

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Why is Kaliningrad part of Russia?

Kaliningrad is 15,1000 square kilometers, and has about 1 million people living in the region. While...
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The State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100 000 works...

St. Basil’s Cathedral: the symbol of Moscow

The St. Basil’s Cathedral, or the Church of the Intercession on the moat, or Pokrovsky Cathedral, is the most...

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