Decembrists

The young aristocrats who, inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution, attempted a revolt in 1825 - sometimes seen as the idealistic forerunner of the Russian Revolution of 1917 - are described in 'The Duel' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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