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

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

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

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

Jack London, War Correspondent, on the Russo-Japanese War

About the build-up to the Russo-Japanese War.   By Dale L. Walker HEN Jack London boarded the S. S. Siberia on January 7, 1904, bound for Yokohama, he could look back on a bittersweet year in his young but auspicious … Continue reading