Support The Moscow Times!

Today in History, Feb. 26

Lenin and his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya in 1918.

145 years ago today, on Feb. 26, 1869, the revolutionary and politician Nadezhda Krupskaya was born. Aged 29, she married Vladimir Ulyanov — later called Lenin — in Siberian exile. Her ideas strongly influenced Soviet education.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.