Tag Archive: Russian History

The Forgotten Empress

Posted on November 10, 2020 4:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Ellen Alpsten

‘So, you are writing another novel about Catherine the Great?’ 

Err – no! 

Before there was Catherine II, or the Great, whose life and rule has inspired dozens of adaptations, there was Catherine I of Russia—the most … Read the article

Jews Under Russian Rule

Jews Under Russian Rule

Posted on January 13, 2016 10:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Vanora Bennett

Jews Under Russian Rule

One of the things that struck me most about Russia in the 1990s, when I was working in Moscow, was how quickly people’s fear of the unknown turned into violent suspicions of other … Read the article