Russian Revolution

The story of the Russian Revolution, beginning with the failed attempt to persuade the serfs to rise in the 'Going to the People' of 1874, told in the 'Fathers and Sons' chapter, is continued in detail in the 'Revolution' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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