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The State Historical Museum of Moscow

Идея организовать музей, который был бы не только хранителем исторических ценностей, но и научным историческим центром, возникла ещё в первой половине XIX века (the idea to […]

The First Russian Newspapers (part 2)

In our first part, you discovered that the first Russian newspaper was a single handwritten copy. Read now the history of the first printed paper. December […]

The First Russian Newspapers (part 1)

Первая русская газета называлась “Куранты” и была рукописной (The first Russian newspaper was called the “Kuranty” and was handwritten). The name “Kuranty” comes from the French […]

The Boyars’Beards

Two boyars of the name of Buynosov and Kurnosov lived in Moscow. Their names have been famous for several generations already, their houses were beautiful and […]

Education and Culture under Peter the Great

Education under Peter the Great Peter the Great основал Высшую морскую школу (founded the Naval Cadet Corps.), which later стала Морской академией (became the Naval Academy) […]

Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum (part 2)

Here you can read the first part of our article about Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Here there was a remarkable fraternity, here Pushkin found his best friends […]

Tsarskoye Selo is Our True Home (part 1)

October 19 is a date that every Russian remembers from his school days. On that day, 200 years ago exactly, the Lyceum opened, an establishment from […]

Az, Buki, Vedi … the Beginning of School in Russia

In Russia, in the 12th century, only few people could read and write. It was taught to children entering to the service of the church, and […]

The First Museums in Russia

The first museums in Russia were opened in 1714, when Tsar Peter the Great displayed his first collection of amazing items, among which were machines, engineering […]

The Origin of Moscow Street names (part 2)

You can read the first part of our article about the origin of Moscow street names. Many streets of Moscow got their name from old settlements […]