Tag Archives: Siberia

Russia – Cannibal Island

Article: Russia – The Siberian Meteor Strike of 1908

The link below is to an article that looks at the meteor strike that hit Siberia in 1908.

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Article: Russian Family Isolated in Siberia

The link below is to an article that looks at an isolated family that lived in Russia’s Siberian region, having fled persecution many years ago. This is a fascinating story.

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Today in History: 05 May 1260

Kublai Khan Becomes Ruler of the Mongol Empire

On this day in 1260, Kublai Khan, grandson to Genghis Khan, becomes the ruler of the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Urals, and from Siberia to Afghanistan (1/5 of the world). He became the founder of the Yuan Dynasty in China, which included modern day Mongolia and China. By doing so he became the Emperor of China. He would rule until 1294.

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The Mongols – A History, By Jeremiah Curtin

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