Trotsky’s tactical ruthlessness may have won the Bolsheviks Russia. But he almost missed the uprising in a Canadian jail
In Victoria, B.C., when French-Canadian conscripts were told they were ... Trotsky was a Russian exile living in New York City when he first heard the news that a spontaneous revolution had toppled the 300-year reign of the Russian Tsar.
Where in Siberia is the last Tsar of Russia's 'missing' gold?
He told how they secured the gold, but that all his fellow mercenaries were killed by Lenin's forces as the ... This gold - probably owned by private individuals from the old royal capital rather than the tsar - led to an extraordinary joint operation ...
The first world war was not the last one
The war was fought in ways new and old ... early victories, they were soon overrun by the Germans and suffered big losses. At home, the Russian people were fed up. Riots and strikes led to two revolutions in 1917. First, the czar was forced out.
Vladimir Putin: Russia's Last Tsar?
Vladimir Putin has a lot to answer for, and very good reasons for wanting not to do so. He is directly responsible for the second Russian war in Chechnya, in which an estimated 100,000 people have been killed ... and they were all murdered.
How Unrest in Ukraine Is Sending a Wave of Refugees to Russia
Some of the refugees ... they would like to see filled. Those fleeing see Russia as their savior: In the words of Alexander, a coal miner from Lugansk, “Putin is the best tsar.” Well over 400 people have been reported killed in eastern Ukraine since ...