Category Archives: History

Life of Ivan the Terrible in the Alexander settlement

3 December 1564 Ivan the terrible left Moscow and moved to the Alexander settlement. Almost two decades of capital, cultural and political center of the state was the suburban residence of the king. 1 Long road. In early December 1564 Ivan the terrible began to behave very strangely: he visited the capital’s churches and monasteries, […]

7 names of Russia

“Russia” – the name is relatively new. Before that our territory was recorded in historical annals and plotted on maps just under other names. 1 Hyperborea. Legendary country of ancient Greek mythology. Many scholars argue that the Hyperboreans many thousands of years ago lived on the territory of the Russian North. Interestingly, even many medieval […]