While Napoleon’s invasion of Russia was more of a plot to undermine British interests in general, the French Emperor officially claimed it was to defend Poland from the threat of Russia. He named it the 2nd Polish War as a result, especially as he wanted to gain the favor of the native Poles.
While the story might of been panned by critics, I still loved it. Probably my favorite of the films when it came to the boxing part. The movie came out when tensions between America and the Soviet Union were reaching all-time highs. I still wonder if they released the film there or not. I hateContinue reading “Things I Like: Rocky IV (1985 Film)”
Saint Basil’s Cathedral (one of Russia’s most famous buildings/symbols) is quite old. It was built in the 16th century to celebrate a victory for Ivan the Terrible, Russia’s first Tsar.
Homework is common for school students in most countries, with China having the most homework hours with Russia in 2nd.
Trofim Lysenko was the favorite biologist of Joseph Stalin. Except he believed in Lamarckism and his pseudoscience led to Soviet and Chinese famines. He was eventually disgraced at the end of his life and lost all control and immunity from criticism.