Monuments, busts and coats of arms depicting Lenin. Vladimir Lenin is the main organizer and leader of the October socialist revolution of 1917 in Russia.

The First Stages of the Russian Revolution

July 29, 2020

On October 25, 1917, Bolsheviks finally took over the capital of Russia and the Bolshevik revolution formally took place. They replaced the Provisional Government very easily against the odds. Now, it is time for Vladimir Lenin to assume authority and establish his government. […]

the old crumbling monument of Vladimir Lenin in Polotsk, Belarus

Russia After the Bolshevik Revolution

July 29, 2020

After the Bolshevik Revolution took place, Vladimir Lenin had to maintain his authority and protect his government. He took extreme measures to keep everything under his absolute control. But things were not as easy as the revolution. He had to face many challenges in the following months. […]

Fresco of Mithras killing s bull.
Ancient History

The Mystery Behind the Mithras Cult

July 29, 2020

Mithras was a Persian God and was also called Mithra. He can be seen in pictures and paintings wearing a Roman fantasy version of Persian dress. But that is all that connects him to Persia. […]

Frontispiece of the first volume of Diderot's encyclopedia in the library of the Teyler's Museum.

Diderot’s Encyclopedia: The Spirit of Enlightenment

July 27, 2020

The Encyclopedia of Diderot was a gift of Enlightenment. It was created with the goal to break with the past in order to usher possibilities for progress in the future. It advanced reason and science as important tools for human perfection […]

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