Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Russian Sweet Tooth Arrives

Finally, my first ebook has hit the web! This second release in The Lobanovsky Family Table series presents our family’s favorite desserts. There’s something for every season. Cakes and cookies will be featured in a future edition. Amazon has my … Continue reading

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Tidbits (5 & 6) – Public Education and Military Schools

Catherine the Great was a passionate reformer at all levels of Russian education. In 1766 she remodeled the Cadet Corps to accept students before age eight and extended their curriculum through age 21. The boys, referred to as junkers upon … Continue reading

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Tidbits (4) – Education

Who would know? Russia was the first European country to offer state-financed higher education for women. By order of Catherine the Great, the Smolny Institute opened in the early 1800’s and operated until just before the 1917 revolution. Originally established … Continue reading

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Tidbits (3)

John Paul Jones, American revolutionary war hero, who was never an admiral in the U.S. navy, was promoted to the rank of admiral by Catherine the Great in 1788. Jones (not his real name, but one he adopted to avoid … Continue reading

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Tidbits ( 1 & 2)

A tidbit is defined as: – a small piece of tasty food, or – a small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information. While I have a tendency to write lengthier blog posts, AmerRus Tidbits will focus on facts … Continue reading

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