In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since)

THE BUZZ In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since) Robert Farley World War I and World War II so transformed the maps of both Europe and Asia that discerning the influence … Continue reading

The end of the Romanovs

The end of the Romanovs THE ROMANOVS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OLGA, MARIA, NICHOLAS II, ALEXANDRA, ANASTASIA, ALEXEI, AND TATIANA. PICTURED AT LIVADIA PALACE IN 1913. IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. On 17 July 1918, after three centuries … Continue reading

Why Did Japan Treat Jews Differently During World War II?

During World War II, why did the Japanese refuse orders from Nazi Germany, its wartime ally, to kill all the Jews within its borders? A new book from Academic Studies Press, “Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and … Continue reading

The Lives of the Romanov Tsars

Although I haven’t yet had a chance to read this book, here’s yet another great review for Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Romanovs. s Lives and Deaths of the Tsars BOOKS January 2, 2017 Issue Robert E. Scully The Romanovs Simon Sebag … Continue reading

Pearl Harbor was not the first time a country underestimated the Japanese; the Russo-Japanese War was

Dec. 7, 1941 George Petras, USA TODAY December 6, 2016 The USS Arizona explodes and sinks in the first wave of attacks on Pearl Harbor. Seventy-five years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating surprise attack against U.S. air … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway: Five facts about the world’s longest rail line The impressive infrastructural feat was completed in 1916 and remains the backbone of Russia Rachael Revesz New York Labourers worked to build the … Continue reading

A Secret History of the Jews in Japan

          A secret Japanese history By Monica Porter I have just returned from my second trip to Japan (I have family there) and once again, I’ve been amazed by those most impressive of peoples and their … Continue reading

On 98th Anniversary of Romanovs’ Execution, Ship is Refitted

Historic Russian ship returns to mooring after refit SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian cruiser Aurora, whose salvo against the Winter Palace sounded the start of the 1917 revolution, returned to its mooring in Saint Petersburg Saturday after a year-and-a-half of restoration work. … Continue reading

Eyewitness account of the Russo-Japanese War

There were official observers of the Russo-Japanese War whose documents contributed to our knowledge of the first Modern War. My grandfather was a soldier, and later an officer, in the Russian army during this war, and he kept diaries that … Continue reading

New Book Tells Story of Doomed Romanovs

This May will see the release of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918 in the United States. It is an exhaustive look at the full sweeping arc of Russia’s doomed royal family. The public has an insatiable appetite for the … Continue reading

Japan Shatters Russia’s Global Perception (1904-05)

1904-5 The Russo-Japanese War: Japan Shatters Russia’s Navy and Global Perceptions   Japan is seen as an ultramodern tech giant today, and not many people really doubt their military power. That was far from the case in the late 19th … Continue reading

Chronicle Covers: Going all in on the Russo-Japanese War

Chronicle Covers: Going all in on the Russo-Japanese War By Tim O’Rourke Never let it be said that The Chronicle shied away from Russo-Japanese War coverage. The front page from Feb. 27, 1904, covers the Battle of Port Arthur a … Continue reading

Russia Takes (Yet Another) Look at its ‘Unpredictable Past’

  Russia takes (yet another) look at its ‘unpredictable past’ A NEW LENS A recently opened exhibit introduces the Russia public to a different view of the czars – and shows a strong bias for strong leadership and territorial expansion. … Continue reading

On This Day in 1904, the Russo-Japanese War Began

RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR BEGINS Aiman Diaz Feb 08, 2016 Russo-Japanese War — The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 arose from the rivalry of two imperialistic regimes for the same area of ​​expansion in China’s northeast … Continue reading

Waiting for Results of the Ekatarinburg Exhumations?

Examination of Ekaterinburg Remains May Take Several Years – Bishop Tikhon Note: this article has been edited and updated by Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia from the original article published on 31 December, 2015   A new team of experts … Continue reading

On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt Won the Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American (and first President) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for brokering an end to the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), a war that claimed between … Continue reading

Russian investigators open coffin of next-to-last czar

Efforts still underway to officially identify 2 bodies as belonging to Czar Nicholas II’s family. Russian investigators open coffin of next-to-last czar to collect DNA Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Investigators have opened the coffin of Russia’s next-to-last czar … Continue reading

The Perils of Confidence: Russian navy sailed for six months to face the Japanese. The battle lasted half an hour.

New book on the Russo-Japanese War focuses on Russian hubris. The Perils of Confidence The Russian navy sailed for six months to face the Japanese. The battle lasted half an hour. A Japanese lithograph of the Battle of Tsushima in … Continue reading

Intimate Family Portraits of the Romanovs

    The Romanovs in the eyes of their closest attendants Romanov’s home life without pomp and ceremony. By Ksenia Isaeva Scroll down to see more ARCHIVE PHOTO These photographs display the Romanovs’ home life without pomp and ceremony. / … Continue reading

Now It’s Not Just Czar Nicholas II that Russia is Digging Up

The quest to definitively prove the identities of two of the Czar’s children now extends to exhuming the Czar’s father, Alexander III   Russia is digging up a 19th century czar to solve a mystery experts say is already solved … Continue reading

Russia Will Exhume Bodies of Nicholas II and his Wife

Alexander Palace isn’t the only thing being excavated in St. Petersburg. Russia Will Exhume Remains Of Czar Nicholas II And His Wife The czar, his wife and five children were executed in 1918. Russia will dig up the remains for … Continue reading

September 5 was the 110th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

The Portsmouth Peace Treaty, brokered by President Teddy Roosevelt, that ended the Russo-Japanese War had its 110th anniversary yesterday WORLD WAR ZERO Commemorating Portsmouth Peace Treaty Japanese, Russian dignitaries help mark anniversary of accord |  Japanese and Russian dignitaries and … Continue reading

110th Anniversary of Portsmouth Peace Treaty–Film to be Shown Aug. 22, 2015

Film about the treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War to be shown August 22, 2015 Portsmouth Peace Treaty film highlights to be shown Aug. 22 In the summer of 1981, an NHK television crew from Japan spent time in New … Continue reading

First Time Seen: Korea’s Side of the Russo-Japanese War

Emperor Gojong asserted Korea’s independence before the Russo-Japanese War, but became a protectorate of Japan after the war.         Gojong’s diplomacy is reevaluated Emperor Gojong (1852-1919), the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), is usually recalled … Continue reading

North Korea Establishes Own Time Zone to Stick It to Japan

The Koreans have not forgiven Japan for acquiring the Korean peninsula in the Russo-China War and the Russo-Japanese War             North Korea establishes its own time zone in order to stick it to “wicked Japanese … Continue reading

Strategic Underpinnings of the Russo-Japanese War

There were many reasons for the Russo-Japanese War, not all of them strategic, but these were some of the historic underpinnings of the war that changed the geopolitical balance in the world       Explore»Education and Science»History and Archaeology»Military … Continue reading

‘Little-Known’ Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin During the Russo-Japanese War

At the same time that the Russo-Japanese War was being waged in the Pacific, this ‘little-known’ mutiny was taking place on the Black Sea Mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin, 110 Years Ago By Evan Andrews In June 1905, a bloody … Continue reading

Russia Seeks to Build Base on Japanese-Controlled Islands; Russo-Japanese War May Not be Over Yet

In Russia, the Russo-Japanese War Never Really Ended Russia Challenges Japan Published by Joshua Noonan Japan and Russia have had a fractious relationship since diplomatic relations were established two centuries ago. These first sparked into war in the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese … Continue reading

Newsreel Footage Announcing President Theodore Roosevelt Success Ending Russo-Japanese War

New illustration and video in the updated Encyclopedia Britannica entry for the Russo-Japanese War.   FROM: http://www.britannica.com/event/Russo-Japanese-War/images-videos/Newsreel-footage-recounting-US-President-Theodore-Roosevelts-mediation-of-the/19191 … Continue reading

Baron Takahashi, Who Raised Funds for Japan in Russo-Japanese War, Also Pulled Japan Out of Depression

I have previously written about Jacob Schiff, who provided the funding for Japan to defeat Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. This is about the Baron from Japan who sought to raise those funds. WSJ Archive: The Life and Times of … Continue reading

5 Amazing Facts About History’s First Modern Sea Battle

Great article about the naval portion of the Russo-Japanese War WEST POINT HISTORY OF WARFARE Steel Ships at Tsushima – Five Amazing Facts About History’s First Modern Sea Battle by MilitaryHistoryNow.com Sponsored Content This is the first of a two-part series … Continue reading

How Jewish Bankers Helped Changed the Balance of Geopolitical Powers in 1905

See my latest article, below: How Jewish Bankers Helped Changed the Balance of Geopolitical Powers in 1905 by Bryna Kranzler A chance conversation over dinner in London between a despondent baron from Japan and a Jewish investment banker resulted in an … Continue reading

President Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize Was Controversial

Apparently, not everyone applauded Teddy Roosevelt for negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese War THE BLOG What Would TR and Orwell Say? 2:32 PM, APR 6, 2015 • BY GEOFFREY NORMAN We must ever bear in mind that the great … Continue reading