• Bears, boycotts, and busting rhymes
    Election aftermath, polar bear attacks, why drivers are against Russia's version of Uber, and maybe even a state secret or two. 
  • Solvychegodsk
    Anton Unitsyn takes us to Solvychegodsk, where the Stroganovs got their start (thanks to salt) and where today sulfurous mud reigns supreme.
  • Siberia's natural wonders meet the Duma elections
    This week brings you not just news, but also striking images of the latest discoveries in natural rock formations and mammoth hunting in Siberia. Also, ...
  • Kamchatka
    Alexander Gaivoron and his wife Anastasia took their pre-wedding honeymoon on Kamchatka, land of bears and volcanoes. And they invite us along!
  • Nomads, salad stampedes, and serious swamp business
    Olympics featuring dead goats, world records with feta cheese, blood-red rivers, and how to set up your business in a pit of slime. 
  • Puerto Rico Population (2016)
    The Puerto Rico population is 3,474,182 (latest U.S. Census Bureau data). The number of people living in Puerto Rico has fallen by more than 250,000 ...
  • Canada Female MPs
    In 2015, Canada elected a record 88 women. This article breaks that total down, looking at how many women were elected from each province/territory and ...
  • Countries by Population (2016)
    This list of countries by population (2016) contains details of the population of every country and dependent territory in the world today. The table also ...
  • What Continent is New Zealand in?
    New Zealand is located on a submerged continent called Zealandia. It is a part of the wider region called Oceania (which is not a continent). ...
  • Is Australia a Country or a Continent?
    Australia is both a country and a continent. The country called Australia is a part of the continent that is also called Australia. Australia is ...
  • Joseph Stalin: height
    Nobody is exactly sure just how tall Stalin was. Contemporary reports of the exact Stalin height vary. At the lower end, people report that he ...
  • What was the Cold War?
    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States of America (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies). The conflict began ...
  • Why did Napoleon invade Russia?
    Napoleon’’s invasion of Russia in 1812 was a disaster. The campaign started well as Napoleon and his Grande Armée pushed into Russia and even briefly ...
  • Catherine the Great Biography
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July 1762 and November 17, 1796. Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup ...
  • What was the Yalta Conference?
    The Yalta Conference was a meeting between the Soviet, US and British heads of state, held from 4-11 February 1945. Recognising that the defeat of ...
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