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The last Tsar and his wife  

The last Tsar and his wife

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July 18th 2010
Six hours on a train whose rock-solid seats were shaped roughly halfway between an L and a < took me from the European Russian city of Perm across the Urals and into Siberia, finally releasing me into the city of Ekaterinburg. After so long of being jammed in between two passengers and staring directly into the faces of three others, as the seating arrangements had forced me to, I was at a loss ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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