On the Neva in 1740, writes Mina Curtiss, Peter the Great’s niece constructed a winter palace.
Roger Moorhouse tells the story of the Lützow, a partly built German cruiser delivered to the Soviet Union in 1940 and renamed the Petropavlovsk, following the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939.
Britain and Russia came close to blows over Crimea in the 18th century.
Henry Kamen describes the apotheosis of emancipated Russian womanhood.
T.J. Brady introduces Roger Fenton, an early photographer at a Victorian front.
Sydney D. Bailey offers up a study in Soviet diplomacy.
Tsarist Minister of Finance, and briefly Prime Minister, Witte was one of the pioneers of Russian industrialization, writes Lionel Kochan.
W.J. Fishman describes how Lenin adopted Tkachev's maxim: “to destroy Tsarism now and to establish the Socialist society before Capitalism took root.”
Patrick Renshaw introduces an archetypal twentieth century figure: the American Trade Unionist who fled to Russia and who Comintern believed they could use to lead an American Bolshevik revolution.
A reformer of law and critic of society, writes Lionel Kochan, Radishchev emerges as a founding figure in the liberal tradition of the Russian intelligentsia.