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Russia in WW1

In 1914, Russia was badly prepared for a serious war having  just nine years earlier  been defeated in a war with against a tiny and a definitely non-European power in Japan. There was a revolution in 1905 that had shaken … Continue reading

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The Russian Revolution

Today marks the centeneary of the famous October or Russian Revolution of 1917 which was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian … Continue reading

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The death of the Aral Sea

Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world and half the size of England has over the last few decades almost totally disappeared. The Aral Sea sits in the middle of the Kyzylkum Desert fed by the … Continue reading

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