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Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary and one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party during the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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RussiaTrek's DeIntegro has assembled a marvelous gallery of mid-century Soviet space-program propaganda posters, showing brave and noble Russians ascending to the heavens on the back of sound socialist rockets.

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Miracle survival of Joy the spaniel who escaped Bolshevik murder squad

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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Владимир Ильич Ленин), born 22 April 1870, died 21 January 1924. Russian Marxist revolutionary and politician who lead the Bolsheviks to revolution in 1917, and assumed leadership in the Soviet state from 1917 until his death in 1924. Creator of Marxism-Leninism, the pragmatic Russian political philosophy of Communism.

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Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna. Daughter of Nicholas II & Alexandra. Lived 1895-1918.

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EMPRESS ALEXANDRA OF RUSSIA (1872-1918). Born in Germany as Alex of Hesse. Granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Nicholas II, sister of Grand Duchess Elizabeth. Alexandra, along with her husband and five children, was executed by the Bolsheviks.

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Private moments of the last Russian Tsar and his family captured on camera before they were executed by the Bolsheviks

Newly-discovered pictures show Nicholas II with his 15-year-old daughter Anastasia in Mogilyov, apparently teaching her to smoke

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IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~  1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution.  Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~ 1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

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Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich, cousin of the Tsar & co-conspirator in the murder of Rasputin. As a direct result of his involvement in the murder, Dmitri Pavlovich was sent to the Persian front, which ultimately saved his life; most of his relatives were executed by the Bolsheviks, including his father & his morganatic half-brother Vladimir Paley, but he himself escaped with British help.He died in 1941 in Switzerland & is buried in Germany next to his sister Maria.

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blastedheath: professorspictureshow: The brother of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich Romanov (1878-1918). Michael was the first of the Romanovs to be executed by the Bolsheviks.

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