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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’re marking the occasion with a blog celebrating the life of Valentina Tereshkova, who turns 80 on March 6th. Tereshkova holds the distinction of being the first woman in space, having been selected…

The fall of the Russian Monarchy

The fall of the Russian Monarchy

Russia, a hundred years ago. Times were hard. Severe food and fuel shortages had led to rationing. Rampant inflation decimated the value of the rouble, wiping out its buying power. There was widespread discontent. Strikes in what was then Petrograd’s factories were…