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
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To many indigenous groups, this title-bearing mountain (highest mountain the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula and the highest active volcano of Eurasia) represents the origins of the world as we know it. It’s pretty easy to see why.
Sprawling throughout Russia, Lake Baikal is truly a reservoir. Home to over 170 species of flora and fauna (many of which can only be found there) and indigenous tribes, the voluminous lake also contains approximately 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface freshwater. It’s also incredibly beautiful.