The fortress of Masyaf
History

Hassan-e Sabbah, the Grand Master of Islamic Assassins

July 30, 2020

Hassan-e Sabbah, the founder and grand master of the Islamic Assassins, had exceptional powers that helped him expand his territory similar to an empire. He had received especial training in Egypt to carry out a secret mission. […]

Ismail lion calligram
History

The Origins of the Islamic Assassins

July 30, 2020

The Islamic Assassins was a secret society of assassins with its roots as far back as the early years of Islam. The schisms that were created in Islam were the true motivators of the creation of this secret society. […]

Siege of Alamut 1213–1214, depicted in the Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid-al-Din Hamadani Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Division Orientale.
History

Islamic Assassins: Their Allies, Enemies, and Fate

July 30, 2020

The order of Islamic Assassins, under the leadership of their grand master, Hassan-Sabbah, had a widespread reach over the Islamic world and beyond. They had allies with shared enemies that even after Sabbah’s death, continued to work together and carry on conspiracies. However, their fate was determined by a new player in the game. […]

The monument to comrade Lenin on Lenin square in the city the revolution of Saint Petersburg on a Sunny day
History

Events Leading to the Russian Revolution After Lenin Returned

July 30, 2020

It is April 1917, and Vladimir Lenin is back from exile. A lot of efforts have been made to topple the Provisional Government. Lenin is getting ready to carry out the revolution. The next seven months prove decisive in changing the fate of the country and the world. […]

Monuments, busts and coats of arms depicting Lenin. Vladimir Lenin is the main organizer and leader of the October socialist revolution of 1917 in Russia.
History

The First Stages of the Russian Revolution

July 29, 2020

On October 25, 1917, Bolsheviks finally took over the capital of Russia and the Bolshevik revolution formally took place. They replaced the Provisional Government very easily against the odds. Now, it is time for Vladimir Lenin to assume authority and establish his government. […]

the old crumbling monument of Vladimir Lenin in Polotsk, Belarus
History

Russia After the Bolshevik Revolution

July 29, 2020

After the Bolshevik Revolution took place, Vladimir Lenin had to maintain his authority and protect his government. He took extreme measures to keep everything under his absolute control. But things were not as easy as the revolution. He had to face many challenges in the following months. […]

Fresco of Mithras killing s bull.
Ancient History

The Mystery Behind the Mithras Cult

July 29, 2020

Mithras was a Persian God and was also called Mithra. He can be seen in pictures and paintings wearing a Roman fantasy version of Persian dress. But that is all that connects him to Persia. […]

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