In 2006, both Fidel Castro and Raul Havana met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Cuba. At the time it was widely speculated as to what incident caused Castro and Cubana to become closely allied with Russia. The Russians have denied any role in Cuban’s decision to become a close
What was the pattern of Mongol settlement in Russia? The best estimates of demographic time periods put the peoples of Russky a thousand to four hundred years ago. One problem we might observe if we try to look at the pattern of settlement is that of rapid spread of populations,
This question has been on my mind since I read Peter Moore’s book Winter invasion. That book explained what happened during the Mongol Khan’s time. The Khan was trying to expand his realm into the farthest reaches of the vast steppes, and was always at odds with the nomadic tribesmen
The recent fierce rivalry between Russia and neighboring Ukraine over the Chechnya war raises a very good question: what geographical feature divides European Russia from Asian Russia? It’s simple enough if we know what features Russian and Asian humans have in common. These features are quite obvious in both areas.
What is the distance between the United States of America and Russia? This is a question many ask, and not an easy one to answer. The reason for this question is that we don’t know. We have satellites that go above and beyond the earth to measure the distances, but