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[16 Jul 2013]

On this day in 1965, the Proton rocket booster was deployed for the first time. The booster is still in use today, making it one of the most successful inventions in space exploration. [More]

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[15 Jul 2013]

The car, released in 1896, could travel 124 miles on a tank of gas and achieved speeds of 13 miles per hour. [More]

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[5 Jul 2013]

On this day in 1935, the Russian icebreaker Sadko embarked on the first of three journeys into uncharted deep-water regions of the Arctic. During these voyages, the explorers collected information about the last unexplored areas of the northern Karskoye Sea. [More]

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[1 Jul 2013]

The Tunguska explosion caused a crash and a bright light that could be seen for miles. Theories behind the blast have run the gamut from comets and black holes to nuclear tests and alien experimentation.
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[28 Jun 2013]

AMO, Russia's oldest car-maker, made cars that ranged from Stalin's personal limousines to utilitarian trucks. [More]

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[27 Jun 2013]

Remember Laika, the stray dog sent into space on Sputnik 2 in 1957? Sadly, the canine cosmonaut did not survive the flight but now she’s fighting Soviets in a new video game… [More]

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[19 Jun 2013]

Yuri Gagarin became an instant worldwide celebrity when he became the first human to enter orbit in 1961. He would die in a tragic and mysterious plane crash just seven years after that. It took 46 years for the truth about his death to finally come to light. [More]

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[13 Jun 2013]

The inaugural exhibition in London's new Gallery for Russian Arts and Designs (GRAD) is called "See USSR" and consists of 1930s travel posters... [More]

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[12 Jun 2013]

June 12 is a national holiday in Russia, commemorating the Declaration of State Sovereignty in 1990. Here are some of the things going on around the country… [More]

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[6 Jun 2013]

Originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union, the hugely popular game Tetris was released on June 6, 1984... [More]

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[3 May 2013]

Wondering what Featured Lady Kitty Vikie meant when she called herself a Decembrist wife? Here’s the meaning behind this famous Russian expression [More]