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Solzhenitsyn Returns to Russia

On May 27, 1994, dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years of exile.

Historic Article

Happy Birthday, Boris Pasternak

On February 10, 1890, writer Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow, Russia.


Historic Article

Smallpox Eradicated

On December 9, 1979, scientists announced the official eradication of smallpox, the only disease that has been syst...


Internal Resource

Russia

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Russia.


Article

Russia's Tigers

Join Wild Chronicles on an expedition to Russia, where researchers have the rare opportunity to study Siberian tige...

Historic Article

First Meeting of the Security Council

On January 17, 1946, the United Nations Security Council held its first session.



Historic Article

Sami National Day

On February 6, 1917, indigenous Scandinavians met at the first international Sami Conference.

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Nentsy

Photo: Boy in a fur parka in front of a teepee.



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Oil and Gas Pipelines

Map: Oil and gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.


Historic Article

First Crew Docks at International Space Station

On November 2, 2000, the first resident crew (Expedition 1) docked at the International Space Station. The ISS has ...

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From Ally to Enemy: The American Perception of the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1950

Students analyze the changing perception of the Soviet Union in the eyes of American citizens from 1920 to 1950 by ...



Historic Article

St. Basil’s Cathedral Opens

On July 12, 1561, St. Basil’s Cathedral opened in Moscow, Russia. St. Basil’s has been the symbol of Mo...

Historic Article

Tunguska Event

On June 30, 1908, a meteor exploded over the remote Tunguska region of Siberia, Russia. The Tunguska Event is the l...


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Endangered Sami Language Becomes Extinct

On December 29, 2003, the last native speaker of Akkala Sami died, rendering the language and its culture virtually...


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Happy Birthday, George Kennan

On February 16, 1845, explorer, journalist and National Geographic Society founder George Kennan was born in Norwal...


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Vanishing Permafrost

Photo: Two satellite images display an area where lakes are disappearing.

Article

North Pole

Scientists are very interested in the North Pole—the northernmost point on Earth



Historic Article

Tetris Released

On June 6, 1984, Russian computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov released his video game, Tetris.

Internal Resource

Mammoth Meltdown

Where did the weak woolly mammoths make their last stand?


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Siberian Tigers

Photo: Siberian tigers in the snow


Article

Wolves at the Door

"All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is," according to novelist Margaret Atwood. Find out mor...


Historic Article

First International Wildlife Conservation Treaty

On July 7, 1911, four nations signed a treaty that limited the hunting of fur seals in the Pribilof Islands, off th...

Historic Article

Swan Lake Ballet Premieres

On February 20, 1877, the ballet Swan Lake, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, made its debut at the Bolshoi Theate...