On a damp night in July 1917, American journalist Arno Dosch-Fleurot joined protesters marching along Petrograd’s Nevsky Prospekt when shots suddenly rang out. Banners pleading for freedom and liberty crashed to the ground as blood stained the Russian capital’s hottest thoroughfare. After diving to hide in a gutter, the NewRead More →

The February Russian Revolution began on March 8, according to the New Style calendar, and ironically coincided with International Women’s Day. Russia Direct features eight revolutionary women who made history. Pictured: Inessa Armand, feminist and communist, figure of the revolutionary movement, Moscow, 1904. Photo: Wikimedia Commons The start of theRead More →