Theodore Dingwall-Main

Vladimir Lenin and his mark on Russian history

Few figures loom as large in the consciousness of the 20th century as Vladimir Lenin. In life,...

The reign of Catherine the Great

The history of Russian leadership is characterised by zealous, and often brutal, strongmen. The...

The Romanovs and Rasputin

Five years before he and his family were were awoken in the dead of night and executed in the...

Russian reformers: Peter the Great

The history of the Russian monarchy is scattered with names which, nowadays, are widely held in...

Ivan the Terrible - his life and how he got his name

In the West today, Russia is often, if sometimes unfairly, stereotyped as a shadowy and hostile...

Piet Mondrian - his art and his life

“Holland has produced three great painters - the first was Rembrandt, the second was Van Gogh,...


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