Grape Cultivation circa 4000 BCE

Regions surrounding the Black and Caspian Sea (modern Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia) is where grapes started to be cultivated, with a possibility that wine may have been made then too, but the only wine evidence being made is about 500 later (circa 3500 BCE). Continue reading

Prophet Zarathushtra

Prophet Zarathushtra was an Iranian religious reformer of Zoroastrianism. Continue reading

Fokine Created Ballet with Coordinated Movement

Russian ballet choreographer Mikhail Mikhaylovich Fokine coordinating movement, music, theme, setting, and costumes Continue reading

Princess Dagmar Receives the First Faberge Easter Egg

Princess Dagmar, the wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia was presented with the first Faberge Easter egg in 1884. Continue reading

Tokamak Opens in Moscow

Soviet nuclear physicist Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich developed the operational Tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow in 1963. Continue reading

Ascension of Mount Elbrus

The ascent of Mount Elbrus located in the Caucasus Range in Russia was in 1868 by a British climbing team reaching the lower side of the twin peaks. Continue reading

Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (About this soundlisten); born 6 March 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. Continue reading

Russian Developed Electric Rail and Street Lamps

Russian electrical engineer Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov developed electric rail and street lamps as commissioned by the Russian government as a means of illuminating the Continue reading

Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova was the first female Soviet cosmonaut in 1961 Continue reading

Russian Created the Kinetic Sculpture Standing Wave

Russian sculptor Naum Gabo (born Naum Neemia Pevsner) created a kinetic sculpture in motion Standing Wave Continue reading