Ivan the Not So Terrible?


Bogdan (Karl) Venig - Ivan the Terrible and his old nanny, 1886.
Bogdan (Karl) Venig – Ivan the Terrible and his old nanny, 1886.

In the latest edition of monuwars (monument wars): the monument to Ivan IV aka Ivan the Deplorable Terrible in Oryol. Here’s a few quick thoughts on the subject. Continue reading “Ivan the Not So Terrible?”

Monument to Nikolay Karamzin


Monument to Nikolay Karamzin
Monument to Nikolay Karamzin
Monument to Russian historian Nikolay Mikhailovich Karamzin (1766-1826), author of “History of the Russian State”, in Simbirsk.
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Monument to Alexander II of Russia


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Monument to Alexander Suvorov (1801)


Monument to Alexander Suvorov by Mikhail Kozlovsky in Saint Petersburg

Monument to Alexander Suvorov (1730-1800) in Saint Petersburg by Mikhail Kozlovsky. Caption says: Prince of Italy, Count Suvorov of Rymnik, 1801.

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#Poll: Who Is Mr. #Snowden?


Snowden bust

While Snowden is snowed in at his snow den in Russia, his bust is was installed in NYCSo here’s the question: who is Mr. Snowden in your opinion?

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