Article: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr Isayevich (at birth — Isaakiyevich) Solzhenitsyn was born on December 11, 1918, in Kislovodsk. His mother, Taisiya Zakharovna Shcherbak, raised her son alone.
Article: Formation of the USSR
In 1913, the future head of the first socialist state, Vladimir Lenin, who was a unitarian like Marx and Engels, wrote that a large centralized state "is a huge historical step forward from medieval fragmentation towards the future socialist unity of all countries." In the period from February to October 1917, the centuries-old state unity of Russia collapsed.
Article: Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov
When enumerating the leaders of the Soviet State, the name of Georgy Malenkov (1901–1988) always remains in the shadow of such historical figures as Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
Article: Yuri Andropov
Despite his short reign, Yuri Andropov was remembered by the USSR population. For a little more than a year in his capacity as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CC CPSU), Andropov managed to prepare and partially implement some reforms that boosted the country's economy.
Article: History of Modern Russia
For many decades of the twentieth century, the Russian Federation (the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) was the largest republic of the Soviet Union. Like other Soviet republics, despite having its own executive, legislative and judicial authorities, it was tightly controlled by the Union Centre located in the same place as the republic centre — in Moscow.
Article: Vladimir Nabokov
He had a heart for butterflies, chess and literature but stood aside from other people and sighed for Russia. He left his homeland when he was young and firmly settled on the other side of the ocean.
Article: Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol
Nikolai Gogol is a renowned representative of the classical writers of the nineteenth century, recognized for his works as a novelist, playwright, and literary critic. He is one of the most celebrated Russian writers worldwide.
Article: Political, Administrative, Economic and Geographical Review of the Russian Federation
Russia has the largest territory of all the states. It covers an area of more than 17 mln km2, which is 30 times larger than the territory of France — the largest state in Western Europe.
Article: Brief History Course: Unification of the Slavs
On March 27, 1793, Catherine the Great issued a manifesto on the inclusion of Right-Bank Ukraine into the Russian Empire.
Article: Assembly that United Ukraine with Russia
On October 1, 1653, representatives of all estates of Russian society supported the idea of accepting the Zaporozhian Sich as part of Russia.
Article: Lavrentiy Beria
Lavrentiy Beria, a prominent Soviet leader of the Stalin era, became an icon of the power and cruelty of USSR law enforcement.
Article: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Anton Chekhov, a writer, physician, publicist, philanthropist, and a classic of world drama, may have lived only 44 years, but his works influenced numerous generations of writers both in Russia and abroad.
Article: Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin was born on May 26 (June 6), 1799, to a noble family of modest means.
Article: History of the Formation of Russia
Russian statehood spans over 1000 years of great history. Over that time, the small princedom founded in the northern lands became the largest country on the planet.
Article: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Following the establishment of the "power vertical" system, the institute of plenipotentiary representatives of the President of the Russian Federation in federal districts was introduced by a Presidential Decree of May 13, 2000 (with the number of plenipotentiaries corresponding to the number of federal districts in the Russian Federation).