Russian and Soviet History

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    June 4, 2014

    Olvalde's Ode to a Russian Shipwright: A tart, sweet porter worth cellaring

    If you're looking for an 18th century seafaring beer, look no further than Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company's Ode to a Russian Shipwright, an Imperial Stout Porter with, as you might guess from the name, naval origins. Russian czar Peter the Great was fond of England's porters, and brought them ba ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Warm up like a Romanov at this vodka tasting

    What better way to warm up mid-winter than with a little vodka and some beautiful art? The current exhibition at the Museum of Russian Art follows the tale of the Romanov family and the legacy of their lost empire, and to celebrate the exhibit and face the frigid season with a bit of Russian flair, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Stalin's daughter hunkered down in Wisconsin

    Via WikipediaJosef Stalin and Svetlana Alliluyeva​Turns out Josef Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, is somewhat of a cheesehead. She's been living in the Madison area for about 20 years. And a new documentary about one woman's attempt to track her down and ask her some questions is ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005

    Gorbachev: Time for perestroika in US

    The United States is in need of its own dose of perestroika, or restructuring, Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who brought such reforms to the Soviet Union, said Tuesday.... "The world will not accept dictatorship or domination. We need dialogue," he said, speaking through a translator. --AP