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Kronstadt and the End of the Revolution

A Re-Post from March 2015 It was the first weeks of March, 1921 in the new Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Kronstadt was and still is a naval fortress on an island in the Gulf of Finland. It served … Continue reading

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Two Bullets for Lenin

Fanya Kaplan was a poor peasant girl born in Tsarist Russia on February 10,1890.  She never went to school; what education she received she got at home.  Her four brothers and two sisters lived the same peasant life. And she … Continue reading

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Lenin’s Wife

Everyone knows of Lenin.  His body is still on display in the great Kremlin square, once known as Red Square, for those with a bit of ghoulishness in their souls to see.  His name and statues have been taken down … Continue reading

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The “Red Years” and the Murder of Matteotti

A re-post from a year and a half ago Giacomo Matteotti Italy was at war – the First World War. By 1918 Italy had been at war for more than three  grueling years.  By the end of the war, Italy would … Continue reading

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Kronstadt and the End of the Revolution

It was the first weeks of March, 1921 in the new Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Kronstadt was and still is a naval fortress on an island in the Gulf of Finland. It served as headquarters of Russia’s Baltic … Continue reading

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