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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    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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    Russia: 1952 Volga–Don Shipping Canal vs. 1649 Canalis

    There is this Volga-Don canal in Russia. It connects the Volga river (discharges into the Caspian Sea) with the Don river (discharges into Sea of Azov). It was officially built between 1948 and 1952. Technically the construction started before 1941, but it was interrupted by the Second World...
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    Who really built Russian Saint Petersburg? Did they dig it out?

    This is like a variation of the same story, no matter where you look. Now it is the Russian City of Saint Petersburg. It actually has a pretty cool legend about how it was founded, and how it was built. "On 16 May 1703, while looking over sparse marshlands near the mouth of the Baltic Sea that...
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    Abandoned 1867 Moscow, Russia. Where are the people?

    Here we can observe the same issue of having no people in the streets of a 19th century city. This time it is Moscow Russia. The year in 1867. A few of the photographs (last 2) will not show the streets, but I wanted to put those up anyways, in case you spot something in the architecture...
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