It was the Best of Times and it was the Worst of Times

The revolution in Russia was the beginning and end of a lot of things but it truly is the events leading up and the fallout that hold great importance. Mass culture in particular was one of the areas that suffered greatly in the violence and sudden change of the revolution. Russia mass culture, including music, … Continue reading It was the Best of Times and it was the Worst of Times

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When Life Gives You Metal, Make A Lot of Swords

The town of Zlatoust, founded in 1754, has always payed a large part in weapon creation in Russia and supplying its military with swords in particular. Even during the 20th century when guns were more popular as a weapon, Zlatoust's demand for swords did not falter. World War 1 saw the use of roughly "half … Continue reading When Life Gives You Metal, Make A Lot of Swords