Yalta Conference – The “Big Three” Conference in Yalta

The World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union to discuss the postwar reorganization Advertisements

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Yaroslavsky Station – The Trans-Siberian railway station in Moscow

Situated on Komsomolskaya Square, Moscow Yaroslavskaya has the highest passenger throughput of all nine of the capital’s main-line terminuses. It serves eastern destinations, including those in the Russian Far East, being the western terminus of the world’s longest railway line, the Trans-Siberian. The station takes its name from that of the ancient city of Yaroslavl which, lying […]

Monument to Yuri Gagarin – The world’s first large-scale monument made of titanium in Moscow

The statue is made of titanium, a metal often used in spacecraft, and weighs 12 tons. Monument to Yuri Gagarin is a 42.5-meter high pedestal and statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel in space. The pedestal is designed to be reminiscent of a rocket exhaust. The monument was built for the 1980 Olympic Games. […]

The rifle of “Supersniper” is being exhibited in Volgograd

Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev was a Soviet lieutenant who became well known for his role as a sniper during the battle for Stalingrad. Prior to 10 November 1942, he killed 32 Axis soldiers with a standard-issue rifle. Between 10 November 1942 and 17 December 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, he killed 225 enemy soldiers, including 11 snipers. […]

The Murder of the Russian Imperial Family at Yekaterinburg

The last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. In 1914, Russia was drawn into World War I, but was unprepared for the scale and magnitude of the fighting. Russia had the largest number of deaths in the war— over 1.8 million military deaths, and about 1.5 million […]