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Will you be wearing stripes this Navy Day?

Will you be wearing stripes this Navy Day?

It’s Navy Day in Russia on the last Sunday in July and if there’s one thing that springs to mind when you think about Russian sailors, it’s the distinctive striped vest that’s part of their uniform. Interestingly, the origins of…

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

17 July marks the day almost a century ago when the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in the city of Yekaterinburg.  That day in 1918 was to change the course of Russian history…