All periods of history by pictures
This page compiles pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage
and photos witnessing recent events in Russia. However, you can find also an
description of main periods in the history
of Moscow, a
brief introduction into the early history of the Russian Orthodox Church
with more detailed collection of historical resources. Other
history-related references are provided on the bottom.
Russia and the Former USSR
Ancient Russia laid under Mongol rule from the 13th through
the 15th century. Amusing collection The Heritage of Genghis Khan
is presented by the Royal British Columbia Museum. Would you like
to visit the motherland of Genghis Khan ? If yes, go to the
Baley District (the southeast Siberia).
Miscellaneous Icons, XV-XIX centuries. Index of inline
images, maintained by the Christian Orthodox Page.
Treasures of the Czars. Superb on-line museum tour organized
by St.Petersburg Times Publishing Co. and the Florida International Museum. This excellently guided tour covers several centures of
the Russian state, timelines of czars, their biographies, attributes
of Russian Empire and much more.
history of Russian Navy (from 1696) and many other documents and pictures are provided at
the exhibition devoted to
300th Anniversary of Russian Navy. Exposition is maintained
by RUSnet specialists. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Illustrated history of
the state and
church in Russian America from the Alaskan Russian
Church Archive (XIX century).
Muslims in the XIXth century Russian Empire, a photographic
narrative of the Interactive History Project
(send comments to Mas'ood Cajee at email@example.com )
- A comprehensive history of the
Jews of Russia from the first settlements to the present. One of Russia's most
significant ethnic minority's for a thousand years. This link was submitted by
Shea Ohmsford, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petr Stolypin, the Prime-Minister of Russia from July 8, 1906.
He was assassinated by a terrorist in 1911. Information is provided by
the East Coast Group Limited server. Send comments to Max Sorochanov: email@example.com
Russian Empire, 1895-1910: Photographs from stereoscopic
negatives in the Keystone-Mast Collection. They are presented by
California Museum of Photography (University of California, Riverside).
This is a work in progress in collaboration
with Dr. Viktor Minachin, Russian Academy of Sciences.
He has found collection to be the most
significant body of original stereoscopic negatives depicting
Russian architecture before Stalin's "urban renewal" which
resulted in the destruction of many important landmarks. Dr.Minachin
and his staff created a computer database listing 900
stereoscopic photographs from the Keystone-Mast Collection.
Alexander Palace Time Machine constructed by Bob Atchison
(comments: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Imperor of Russia,
Nickolas II lived most of the time at the Alexander Palace and his
family considered it their primary residence and home.
A biography of the Grand Duke
Mikhail Romanov "Tsar for a day".
The Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov (1878-1918) was the last Emperor of Russia; the imperial throne of Russia has been
transferred to him by Nickolas II in March, 1917.
Michael Baehr constructed several WWW
pages which contain previously unpublished
letters written by the Grand Duke and photographs of Mikhail
and his family. COPYRIGHT, 1996, M. F. BAEHR, SEATTLE, WA, USA Send comments to: email@example.com
- Here you can look at the small collection of old postcards:
Moscow in the beginning of XX century presented by
Sergei Senin. (Slow connection, machine in Portsmouth, UK)
- The brief history of Russia by
- The World War II:
Nazi's Bombing of Moscow on July 26, 1941 (copyright TIME Inc.)
- Soviet military bases pictured by the American
U-2 Spy Plane in 1950-1970. Copyright 1994 Time Warner Electronic
Publishing (send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
- Soviet Archives Exhibit:
experimental on-line service. The excellent collection of Soviet documents.
Joint effort of NCSA and the Library of Congress.
Leonid Brezhnev: the leader of the Soviet Union during 1965-1984
part of the story).
This biography follows Roy Medvedev's article published in 1988
(the English translation by Max Sorochanov).
The illustrated biography of Brezhnev is provided by the server in
Vladivostok (Far East of Russia). Copyright (C) 1995-96 East Coast Group
Limited. Send comments to Max Sorochanov: email@example.com
May 9, 1985,
40th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. Veterans used
to commemorate the VE day on the Bolshoi Theater square in Moscow. These
2 pictures are (C) Copyright Denis A.Khotimsky.
Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Moscow, August'91 coup:
pictures collected by Sergei Viznyuk.
no longer available
- The collection of 15 e-mail messages from Moscow written by
Berlin in March - May, 1995 (comments: email@example.com). He said
about his Moscow Journal archive: "I hope the articles
are helpful for more than tourism, and can also shed some light on
social attitudes toward political, economic and cultural developments
in Russia during the time that I was there".
July 3, 1996: Presidential Elections in Russia. Photo gallery
Pictures from elections in Tula. Photos from streets of Tula as well as
candidates' posters and pamphlets from Duma by-elections in
Tula in February 1997. Tula is a regional center located 200km
to the south from Moscow. Send comments to Andrey Ozharovskii:
The Russian Department of Bucknell University (contact
person: Robert Beard firstname.lastname@example.org) provides more
history related hyper-links. In particular, you can
find there chronology of Russian history.
You can read short biographies of Stalin,
Khrushev, report about B.Eltzin's
birthday and descriptions of old and recent events in former Soviet
Union and Russia in the extensive
TIME Inc. New Media archive (Copyright TIME Inc.)
If you know a hyperlink to a relevant server which is
not mentioned here, please inform !
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