It has been 100 years since two luminaries, a famous American inventor and a great Russian writer, exchanged what we might now call "intellectual products." The writer, Count Leo Tolstoy, reportedly recorded a spoken message in English on a phonograp
The first Russian invasion was in 1814, when Cossacks and hussars flooded Paris after the defeat of Napoleon. Culturally, however, it was a century later that France began to feel the Slavic influence, when Diaghileffґs Saisons Russes set a trend that saw Russian style dominate the era. Here Alexander Vasilyev, historian of fashion and Russian emigre, gives us his take on the Russian haute couture, the parallel reality behind the Iron Curtain.
In October 1942, people in Siberia were surprised to see unfamiliar-looking aircraft appear seemingly out of nowhere. That was the beginning of the Soviet Aircraft Ferrying Division. Some of these aircraft crashed en route to the Soviet-German Front
Over three days, from September 29 to October 1, 1941, delegates from Britain and the United States met Soviet officials in Moscow. An agreement was reached to supply the Red Army and bolster the Soviet war effort against the Axis. The three powers signed the pact under the First Russian Protocol.