Tag: Russia

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

Last WWII prisoner of war found hidden away and forgotten in Russian mental institution

December 30, 1916: Rasputin (finally) dies

December 18, 1892: Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutracker’ premiers in Russia

December 6, 1917, Finland declares independence

Pepsi once became the 6th most powerful military in the world

This rusty coin prevented an impromptu shave— its current worth will surprise you

Medieval mind games practiced by the Russian Knight

Russian family misses out on WWII while cut off from human contact for 40 years

September 14, 1812: Napoleon invades Moscow, Russia, but it literally goes up in flames

September 1, 1972: American Bobby Fischer became the chess world champion

One fighter pilot faced a squad of Nazis by herself

History’s greatest rescues

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

Breathtaking colored photos from WWII

Oh, the irony! 11 people who could’ve prevented WWII

Kristallnacht horrified America, but they did nothing about it

World 03.14.19

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

Why the Parental Advisory Label saved music in the 80s

Ancient 03.13.19

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

The gruesome true story of the noblewoman serial killer

Ancient 03.12.19

Beer is older than we thought

US

The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason

US

For a short period of time in the 1700s, New Jersey women had the right to vote

General 03.11.19

You’ve never seen “Little House on the Prairie” like this

Meet Eston Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s ‘forgotten’ son

Nostradamus predicted history’s biggest events — and why we can’t ignore what he foretold about our future

General 03.10.19

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

Ancient 03.09.19

The history of the Amish and why they still rock horse and buggies

World 03.01.19

Photos found 30 years later! The doomed hot-air balloon North Pole expedition

15 lost treasures around the world

General 02.27.19

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

Technology 02.26.19

Bodacious! 25 of the best ’80s TV shows

US 02.25.19

They investigated who?! 15 influential people you didn’t know have an FBI file

World 02.19.19

Keep out! 30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

World 02.18.19

17 souls Winston Churchill crushed with the perfect comeback

US

Shays’ Rebellion: Distress in post-revolutionary America

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