How the Dynasty Begun With Michael I – The First Romanov

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How the Dynasty Begun With Michael I – The First Romanov 12th July was the birthday of Michael (Михаил) Romanov of Russia. Michael was the first Tsar of the house of Romanov in 1613. The dynasty lasted for 300 years on the Russian throne. Nicholas II and his family celebrated its tercentenary in 1913, but… Continue reading

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Yaroslavl – One of the Golden Ring cities of Russia

Ярославль – located about 250 kilometers from Moscow, this city carries over 1,000 years of Russian history and is one of the Golden Ring cities of Russia. Yaroslavl is the home to the first theatre in Russia – The Volkov Theater, named after Fyodor Volkov. The theatre today hosts many classical and modern works from… Continue reading

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Taming the Cyrillic Beast: First Impressions

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Taming the Cyrillic Beast: First Impressions I’ve just finished my first week of classes – so I thought I’d check in with my progress, including Cyrillic, and let you know how a typical day of lessons goes at Liden & Denz. My class is an interesting group of people: a Turkish woman who is in Moscow… Continue reading

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