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Lost in the Stacks: The Romanov Sisters

The four grand duchesses of Russia captivated the world from the moment of their births, and still today the tragic story of the four beautiful doomed sisters fascinates; Helen Rappaport captures the real sisters, their hopes and dreams, fears and frailties, and in her immensely readable book The Romanov Sisters.

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2014 Winter Olympics

Ceremonies and events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia run from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 23.  Coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin on Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm Topeka time. The Olympics conclude with the Closing Ceremony, broadcast at 7:30pm on Sunday February 23. NBC holds broadcast rights to […]


Mosey around Moscow

Moscow it the capitol of Russia as well as a major center for politics, culture, and economics. Here are a few locations that it is known for.


A Trek Through Saint Petersburg

A historic city located in Russia, Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Czar Peter the Great. This blog will walk you through a few of the beautiful and historic locations located on the Baltic Sea.

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Traveling Europe by Train

Traveling Europe by train…does the phrase conjure up old world elegance ala “Murder on the Orient Express” or no frills, high-speed efficiency for you? Take a peek into top European destinations by train and see what you need to add to your bucket list.

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