a network of railroads connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway in the world.It was built in 1916.
A form of a violent riot, a mob attack directed against a minority group, and characterized by killings and destruction of their homes and properties, businesses, and religious centries. It typically refers to 19th- and 20th-century attacks on Jews, particularly in the Russian Empire.
a government agency which operates in secrecy and beyond the law to protect the political power of an individual dictator or an authoritarian political regime.
means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state or country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return.
Rules established for the media to maintain the positive status of government officials or businesses.