The Treaty of Tilsit

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The Treaty of Tilsit On 7th July 1807, Napoleon and Alexander I signed the Treaty of Tilsit, which marked the end of the war between Russia and France. The treaty was unusual in that it was signed on a raft in the middle of the Neman river near the town of Tilsit, which is now… Continue reading

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Why Is The Red Square The Heart of Moscow?

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Why Is The Red Square The Heart of Moscow? Red Square (Красная площадь) is a place of enormous significance to Russian history, and also to Western perception of Russia. For instance, the most commonly held beliefs on the origin of Red Square’s name are either associated with Communism, or alleged massacres which took place there… Continue reading

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