Tag Archives: Russia

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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August 23, 1953

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1953, aspiring graffiti artist Captain George C. Davison of Staten Island, New York was thrown into a North Korean prison for fifteen days for penciling in a moustache on a picture of Mao Tze … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1990 angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. They would shout slogans for 5 minutes and then sit down and rest for an hour. They did that for … Continue reading

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August 10, 2003

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2003 Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko married Ekaterina Dmitrieva. Malenchenko was currently circling the earth on the International Space Station while his bride was at the NASA Houston Space Center in Houston, Texas. Malenchenko was … Continue reading

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June 23, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, of Russia, was about to be buried when she woke up, screamed and then died again 15 minutes later from a heart attack induced by her premature burial. Her husband was … Continue reading

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January 24, 1924

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed to Leningrad. It was changed back to St. Petersburg in 1991 making the following song obsolete. Leningrad was St. Petersburg Now it’s Leningrad, not St. … Continue reading

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December 15, 1654

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1654 a meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings and used the first enclosed liquid-in-a-glass thermometer invented by Ferdinand II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Interestingly, a meteorological office in Moscow … Continue reading

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December 14, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, Russia was demoted from the League of Nations to the lesser arena, Association of Countries, for lackluster play and the inability to win the “Big” game. Russian Team Owner, Joseph “Man of Steel” … Continue reading

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December 10, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906, US President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. The Japanese and Russian governments stated they didn’t have … Continue reading

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September 12, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 in a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. In 2014, Alexander Putin demanded self-determination for the Russians speaking Ukrainians in the Ukraine. History does repeat itself.

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