Tag: Russian History
Leonhard Euler and the Russian Connection
Written by Kat Jivkova. Leonhard Euler was in his own time recognised as the most distinguished mathematician of the eighteenth century, though certain circumstances of his life have brushed aside. Kat Jivkova discusses his deep connection to St. Petersburg, a site of his scientific achievements and eventual home.
From Creativity to Repression: Art and Revolution in Russia, 1905-1935
Written by Jack Bennett. Founded in 1915 by avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism as an art movement concerned itself with “the supremacy of pure artistic feeling.” Although it would eventually fall victim to Stalinism and creative oppression, its legacy remains as a key movement during the Russian Revolution.
The Russian Civil War: the White’s War to Lose
Written by Finlay Cormack. Whilst Europe was in the grips of the First World War, civil war was devastating Russia. What appeared in the initial years of fighting to be a likely victory for the anti-Bolshevik White Army, internal struggle and foreign intervention would inevitably lead to their downfall.