Tag Archives: Russia

April 6, 1722

On April 6, 1722, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia ended the beard tax that he imposed back in 1698. He imposed the tax, along with other measures to modernize Russia so it could compete with the Englands, Frances, and … Continue reading

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March 23, 1801

On March 23, 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia learned what happens when a weak ruler that doesn’t have the military backing him, tries to force the nobility and wealthy to conform to a chivalric code and put aside their … Continue reading

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February 25, 1956

On February 25, 1956 Communist Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin in a speech he gave to the Communist Party Congress in Moscow. Thus proving that Old Iron Joe really did die on March 5, 1953, because … Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

On February 15, 2013 a meteor exploded over Russia, bringing back memories of the Tunguska Event, when a meteor exploded over the Siberian Forest on June 30, 1908.  Although the Chelyabinsk falling space rock did not cause the super-enormous damage … Continue reading

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June 1, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow. Premier Kosygin was very unapologetic as he was heard to say, “Wiretaps? Of course there are wiretaps on their phones. … Continue reading

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April 22, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the first Earth Day was held in the United States and organized by US Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was established as a day to learn about and how to preserve and protect the … Continue reading

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April 7, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1954 President Eisenhower gave his “Domino Theory” speech. This was the theory that if one country fell to communism, the surrounding countries would follow suit like a line of dominoes and it was a … Continue reading

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April 5, 1242

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1242 AD the army of Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod (a medieval Russian state) fought a group of the Teutonic Knights at the border of Russia and Estonia. It was fought almost entirely on top … Continue reading

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February 20, 2008

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008 Operation Burnt Frost was successfully completed as a Standard Missile-3 was launched from the deck of the USS Lake Erie and intercepted and destroyed an errant US Spy satellite. Russia and China were … Continue reading

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February 8, 1725

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1725 Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia died. He was best known for modernizing Russia, by force at times, to try and make it as powerful as the other Western European nations. He … Continue reading

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