Napoleon

Napoleon’s March to Moscow: The War o…

August 31, 2012

Probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon’s army in the Russian campaign of 1812. Beginning at the Polish-Russian border, the thick band shows the size of the army at each position. The path of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow in the bitterly cold winter […]

The classic recipe of the Olivier salad

The classic recipe of the Olivier salad

July 7, 2012

The popular recipe was invented in the mid-19th century by French chef Lucien Olivier, who owned the Hermitage restaurant in downtown Moscow’s Trubnaya Ploshchad. Source