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Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia __ You will find a detailed, illustrated and rich history of Jews in Russia. - illustrated - From friends-partners.org - http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/

Bloody Sunday 1905 __ "Over 150,000 people signed the petition and on 22nd January, 1905, Gapon led a large procession of workers to the Winter Palace in order to present the petition to Nicholas II. When the procession of workers reached the Winter Palace it was attacked by the police and the Cossacks..."  Eyewitness accounts, diary entries, and more. - From spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSsunday.htm

A Brief History of Medieval Russia __ Not so brief really.  A fairly comprehensive look at Medieval Russian history. - From shsu.edu - http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/MorRus.html  

Gulag- the online exibition  __ "The system of forced labor camps was established in the first years of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union. It became essential part of the Soviet repressive system. The Communist takeovers in the Eastern and Central Europe during the World War II led to mass arrests of non-Communist politicians and people identified as class-enemies..."  Learn about these camps and what has happened to them since. - illustrated - From osa.ceu.hu - http://www.osa.ceu.hu/gulag/index.html

History & Culture of Russia / The Path to Revolution __ You will find a general look at Russia's history.  To access more detailed information about specific periods in Russian history, click the timeline on the left side of the page. - From geographia.com - http://www.geographia.com/russia/rushis06.htm 

History of Russia __ "The history of Russia begins with that of the East Slavs. The first East Slavic state, Kievan Rus', adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in 988, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Russia

History of Russia __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Russia." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxrussia.htm

History of Russia, Famous Russians, Nobel Laureates... __ A general look at the history of Russia along with access to a lot of additional information about Russia. - illustrated - From waytorussia.net - http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/History.html

History of Russia: Primary Documents - EuroDocs __ You will find click-to-read documents and resources about Russia history. - From byu.edu - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Russia:_Primary_Documents

The history of the Russian Federation __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about several aspects of Russia's history. - From hartford-hwp.com - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/63/index-d.html

 

Illustrated history of Russia and the Former USSR __ A brief look at Russia's history on the main page with links to more detailed information and photos. - illustrated - From cs.toronto.edu - http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/period/october93.html

The Jewish Virtual History Tour - Russia __ "In the seventh century many Jews from Greece, Babylonia, Persia, and the Middle East and Mediterranean area immigrated to the Caucasus and beyond. From the early Middle Ages, Jewish merchants (known in Hebrew as holkhei Rusyah – Russian travelers) traveled through the Slavic and Khazar lands on their way to India and China."  A look at the history of the Jewish People in Russia. - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/russia.html

Leon Trotsky: The History of the Russian Revolution (1930) __ You will find the full text of this important work in this online book. - From marxists.org - http://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/

Nineteenth century Russian history __ Collection of resources about 19th century Russian history. - From about.com - http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/nineteenthcenturyrussia/A_Long_Nineteenth_Century_Russia_1800_to_1917.htm 

ROYAL RUSSIA - A Celebration of the Romanov Dynasty in Words and Photographs __ An excellent way to learn about the last Russian royal dynasty.  You will find biographies, related history, portraits and more. - illustrated - From Unknown - http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/index.html  

Russia: History __ An overview of Russian history along with other information about the country. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0860838.html

Russia History. Information about Russia __ A concise history of Russia along with portraits of some famous rulers of Russia. - illustrated - From visitrussia.com - http://www.visitrussia.com/guide/history.htm

Russian History || Bucknell University __ You will find an excellent directory of links to Russian history, some in Russian.  Some of these links would be difficult to find in a normal web search as they deal with some more esoteric topics in Russia's history. - From bucknell.edu - http://www.bucknell.edu/x17601.xml 

Russian History, from the early beginnings to modern Russia __ "Tradition says the Viking Rurik came to Russia in C.E. 862 and founded the first Russian dynasty in Novgorod. The fact is that in the course of the 9th century, Viking tribes from Scandinavia moved southward into European Russia, tracing a path along the main waterway connecting the Baltic and Black Seas."  A general overview of Russian history. - From studyrussian.com - http://www.studyrussian.com/history/history.html 

The Russian Revolution __ You will find an extensive list of resources about the Russian Revolution. - From Unknown - http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/russ/rusrev.html

 

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