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Russia -- History

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View Resource Alexander Palace Time Machine: Everyday Life in a Romanov Palace

This site, created by Russian history enthusiast and preservation advocate, Robert Atchison, provides abundant information about the Alexander Palace in St. Petersburg. Atchison became fascinated with the palace as a child and has traveled to Russia multiple times to push for the palace's restoration -- the beautiful neo-classical structure built by Catherine the Great had been used as a military...
View Resource Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825

Designed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the most cosmopolitan city, St. Petersburg, this is a lovely online exhibit on Russia's emergence as a modern empire that began with the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and continued unabated for three centuries. The exhibit itself was underwritten by the Boris Jordan Family, with additional support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the...
View Resource St. Petersburg 1900: A Photographic Travelogue

Since 1995, Bob Atchison has been creating interesting Web exhibits and collections, and he has also been responsible for maintaining the Alexander Palace Russian History homepage. The site features a number of specific exhibits that deal with such topics as the Romanovs and Siberia. His most recent creation is this photographic travelogue of St. Petersburg, which was the capital of Imperial...
View Resource The Face of Russia

This site from PBS complements its three-part series of the same name. The series and site interpret the cultural history of Russia from 850 AD to the present. Exploring art, music, cinema, prose, and poetry, the show concentrates on Russian cultural history in three cities: Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. The site is highlighted by a detailed, partially annotated timeline; RealPlayer excerpts...