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Armoured cars and tanks surrounded the most important government buildings in Moscow on 19 August 1991. President Mikhail Gorbachev had been dismissed by Genadi Genayev, vice president of the Soviet... [Item of the Day]
On September 14th 1967, the Dutch writer Karel van het Reve sent a picture postcard to the librarian of the IISH, showing the Solovetskii monastery, a detention camp under Stalin and even before... [Item of the Day]
Artist Georges Rémi (Hergé) had not visited the Soviet-Union when he published the story of Tintin in the Soviet Union on 10 January 1929. He took the abuses and deceits his hero encounters mainly... [Item of the Day]
During the Russian parliamentary elections of 12 December 1993, Vladimir Zhirinovsky had an overwhelming success. His Liberal Democrat Party got nearly 25 percent of the vote. Zhirinovsky was liberal... [Item of the Day]
On 8 February 1904 the Japanese attacked the Russian fleet in southern Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War.Many letters from Russian prisoners-of-war in Japan ended up in the archive of the... [Item of the Day]
The demonstration in Saint Petersburg on 22 January 1905 had been duly announced beforehand. Priest George Gapon, who tried to channel the protest of the workers, had given notice in a letter to Czar... [Item of the Day]

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