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  1. KorbenDallas

    Noah's Flood and Russian Pineapple Trees

    Once Upon a Time in Russia... While looking for something totally unrelated, I ran into this sentence below. Considering the geographical area this sentence pertains to, the account is bizarre. On both sides of the mouth of the River Pinego is high Land, great Rocks of Alabaster, great Woods...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1860s: Russian Ironclads including Monitors

    With as much time as I spent reading and researching things related to various iron hulled 19th century ships, running into these 1860s Russian Ironclads was a bit of a surprise. The history of the mentioned wiki page partially explained the reason I did not see this page prior to 07/31/2020...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1812 Battle of Borodino: Napoleon's Army and Battle Evidence

    The Battle of Borodino was a battle fought on 7 September 1812 in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. I find it interesting that in...
  4. KorbenDallas

    Novaya Zemlya: Russians Hiding the Remnants of the Old World?

    Sometimes a simple Google Earth browsing yields remarkable results. It does not answer any questions, but allows for questioning of the narrative. I believe things, and known facts like the ones below, are capable of bringing the needed attention to a specific territory. Our community is...
  5. KorbenDallas

    The City of Harbin or the Battle for Cambalu?

    I think the story of the city of Harbin is very similar to that of the city of Saint Petersburg. The only difference would be its acquisition scenario, and 200 years of separation. In my opinion, this city was not built when historians say it was. I think that the construction of Harbin was...
  6. KorbenDallas

    1873: Russian Round Armored Ships of Admiral Popov

    In accordance with the 1856 Treaty of Paris, which formalized Russia's defeat in the Crimean War, Moscow was forbidden to deploy its fleet in the Black Sea. This did not fully suit the imperial government and by 1871 (the moment the agreement was denounced and Russia was given back its right to...
  7. KorbenDallas

    1769: Kulibin's egg-shaped clock presented to Catherine II

    Traditional knowledge states: Ivan Petrovich Kulibin (April 21, 1735 – August 11, 1818) was a Russian mechanic and inventor. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod in the family of a trader. From childhood, Kulibin displayed an interest in constructing mechanical tools. Soon, clock mechanisms became a...
  8. KorbenDallas

    Meaning: 1800 Russian Greater coat of arms...

    Ran into this depiction of the 1800 Russian Greater coat of arms. Full of symbols. Do you see anything interesting in there?
  9. KorbenDallas

    Saint Petersburg Kazan Cathedral was not built when they say it was...

    I believe this is one of those cases where the global censorship and historical assignment committee failed to do its job properly. They still did an awesome job, but with the amounts they had to deal with, they were prone to have certain objects slip through the cracks. It appears that a...
  10. KorbenDallas

    1863 Russian involvement in the US Civil War

    Not many people in either country know that Russia helped the Union win the bloodiest conflict in US history. Under an agreement between President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II, Russia sent naval ships to the US to help Lincoln keep the country together. A commemorative ceremony...
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