The Russian Revolution that led to the formation of the Soviet Union is a long story of relatively fast social change in a short amount of time. Because Russia was still using the Julian calendar at the time, they are known as the February and October Revolutions. Following the Bolshevik uprising in November, a four-year civil war would break out between the communist Red Army and the conglomeration of loosely affiliated anti-Bolsheviks, ending with the cementing of the Communist state and the formal founding of the USSR.List View
An Adorable–And Slightly Wet–Pet Portrait Series
The damp dogs featured in Sophie Gamand’s portrait series convey the annoyance, inconvenience and occasionally unpleasant sides of grooming and hygiene–perhaps even better than we do. Highlighting the ways in which we alter the appearance of our pets to be more in line with anthropocentric standards of hygiene and beauty, Gamand paints a surprisingly adorable picture of general discomfort. We’re not sure Gamand would achieve the same effect if she used people as her subjects, though. To see the entire series, be sure to visit the spread at DeMilked.
Taking the back seat as the Civil War raged through United States soil, the completion of one of the country’s most well-known symbols remained in great jeopardy from 1857 to 1875. A symbol of the nation’s then-fragmentation in its own right, lack of funds–and bodies to construct it–left the Washington Monument unfinished for nearly two decades.