The Russian Civil War (1917-1922) broke out after the Bolshevik seizure of power between the Bolshevik Red Army and anti-Bolshevik White armies. Victory in the Civil War saw the true consolidation of the revolution, which allowed the Bolshevik state to create history. However, millions died during the Civil War, from starvation, disease, the war itself and the Red Terror. Russia’s population, which stood at 170.9 million in 1913, had fallen to 130.9 million by 1921 as the country had been fraught with constant warfare and devastation.
The meteorite crash in Russia last month served as a reminder to us that there is an entire universe of activity out there. Fortunately, we have the technology and knowledge to understand these things. With the exception of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic party, who insisted that the meteorite was detritus Continue Reading