Russia & The Former Soviet Union. St. Basil’s, Russian Orthodox Church, built in 1555 by Ivan the Terrible. Ivan, The Terrible, born 1533. Cossack & Tatar. The Siberian High. People per. Catherine II, The Great, 1782.
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Russia & The Former Soviet Union
The Siberian High
After Stalin’s death in 1953, the Russians made new overtures to the Chinese, but the Sino-Soviet split soon occurred as Mao perceived Khrushchev to be an appeaser to the West.
We will bury you!
Nikita Khrushchev at the UN, 1960.
Ruined Petro-Landscape, Azerbaijian
Siberian Gas Works
Novgorod in Soviet times
Novgorod after 1989
Kalmyks are Buddhists from a Steppe horse culture!
Azerbaijan & Armenia
The 2008 South Ossetia war was fought in August 2008 between Georgia on one side and South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Russia on the other, resulting in a major Ossetian, Abkhaz, and Russian victory and the expulsion of Georgian military from both disputed territories.