The Gleason Family is creating Historic Russian News
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When the news was still hot off the press, imagine reading breaking new stories about the escapades of Catherine the Great, the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, the Russian Revolution and the rise of Lenin, Vladimir Putin's rise to power, and numerous reports about alleged "Russian Spies".

Imagine using a time machine to explore the past, reading breaking news stories about the most important events in world history, long before anyone called them "history".

Greetings from Russia! We are the Gleason family, and we have been here in Rostov, Russia, since 2017. It is beautiful here, and we love it! We are hoping to start a small family farm.

We love Russian history, and instead of only reading history books, we enjoy going through newspaper archives, finding out how major events were reported, back when it was still news!

For now, we are focusing on newspapers that were published in England and America, so everything is already in English. It is fascinating to look back over the years, and see how major events in Russia were reported by American and English newspapers in centuries past.

Not only does it help us understand Russia better, it also helps us better understand how historic Americans and English citizens viewed the world.

We are hoping to start a small farm here in rural Russia, and as we continue finding these interesting historic newspaper articles, we are making them available online, as a way to help us raise funds for starting our new family farm. So, in addition to motivating us to share more great historic news stories, your subscription will also help us purchase land, a tractor, fertilizer, and all the things we need to get our little farm going.

We hope you enjoy these historic Russian news stories as much as we do!
Tiers
History Buff
$2 or more per month
- Full access to all posts of historic newspaper articles
Russian History Maven
$10 or more per month
Members-only downloads, with access to additional articles not otherwise available on this site. 


Even in centuries past, different newspapers had different slants and different ways of reporting. See them for yourself!


- After new posts are released to the regular audience, these members-only downloads include copies of various newspaper articles from the same time period, covering the same events, but often from different points of view.


- Full access to all posts of historic newspaper articles

Russian News Planning Team
$25 or more per month
With tens of thousands of historic newspaper articles to review, we have to be very selective. Our planning team helps decide which people and events in Russian history are the most interesting.


- Help us decide which portions of Russian history to focus on

- Help us decide which historic newspaper articles to release in upcoming posts


Includes:  

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts

Professional Historian / Researcher
$50 or more per month
- Ask the Gleason Family to help research any historical topic (does not have to be about Russia)

- Each week, tell us about a historical person or event you want us to research. We will comb through newspaper archives, and look for relevant articles. Then we can personally send you copies of good newspaper articles that we find.


Includes:

- Russian News Planning Team membership

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts

World Traveler
$250 or more per month
Tour Rostov, Russia, courtesy of the Gleason Family!

- Assistance with passport/visa questions

- Personal reception at the airport in Moscow

- Transportation to Rostov Veliky (3 hour drive)

- Meet the Gleason Family in person

- With the Gleasons as your guides, receive a tour of the Rostov area and surrounding villages

- Visit the family farm, and see the progress being made

- Must participate at this subscription level for six months to receive full benefit

- Tour can be customized according to individual interests


Includes:

- Professional Historian / Research benefits 

- Russian News Planning Team membership

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts

Goals
6 of 501 patrons
When our 501st patron signs up, we plan to start a new website that will be a twin to this one. It will focus on historic news either from England, or America. We plan to ask our subscribers which country they would like us to focus on.
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When the news was still hot off the press, imagine reading breaking new stories about the escapades of Catherine the Great, the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, the Russian Revolution and the rise of Lenin, Vladimir Putin's rise to power, and numerous reports about alleged "Russian Spies".

Imagine using a time machine to explore the past, reading breaking news stories about the most important events in world history, long before anyone called them "history".

Greetings from Russia! We are the Gleason family, and we have been here in Rostov, Russia, since 2017. It is beautiful here, and we love it! We are hoping to start a small family farm.

We love Russian history, and instead of only reading history books, we enjoy going through newspaper archives, finding out how major events were reported, back when it was still news!

For now, we are focusing on newspapers that were published in England and America, so everything is already in English. It is fascinating to look back over the years, and see how major events in Russia were reported by American and English newspapers in centuries past.

Not only does it help us understand Russia better, it also helps us better understand how historic Americans and English citizens viewed the world.

We are hoping to start a small farm here in rural Russia, and as we continue finding these interesting historic newspaper articles, we are making them available online, as a way to help us raise funds for starting our new family farm. So, in addition to motivating us to share more great historic news stories, your subscription will also help us purchase land, a tractor, fertilizer, and all the things we need to get our little farm going.

We hope you enjoy these historic Russian news stories as much as we do!

Recent posts by The Gleason Family

Tiers
History Buff
$2 or more per month
- Full access to all posts of historic newspaper articles
Russian History Maven
$10 or more per month
Members-only downloads, with access to additional articles not otherwise available on this site. 


Even in centuries past, different newspapers had different slants and different ways of reporting. See them for yourself!


- After new posts are released to the regular audience, these members-only downloads include copies of various newspaper articles from the same time period, covering the same events, but often from different points of view.


- Full access to all posts of historic newspaper articles

Russian News Planning Team
$25 or more per month
With tens of thousands of historic newspaper articles to review, we have to be very selective. Our planning team helps decide which people and events in Russian history are the most interesting.


- Help us decide which portions of Russian history to focus on

- Help us decide which historic newspaper articles to release in upcoming posts


Includes:  

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts

Professional Historian / Researcher
$50 or more per month
- Ask the Gleason Family to help research any historical topic (does not have to be about Russia)

- Each week, tell us about a historical person or event you want us to research. We will comb through newspaper archives, and look for relevant articles. Then we can personally send you copies of good newspaper articles that we find.


Includes:

- Russian News Planning Team membership

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts

World Traveler
$250 or more per month
Tour Rostov, Russia, courtesy of the Gleason Family!

- Assistance with passport/visa questions

- Personal reception at the airport in Moscow

- Transportation to Rostov Veliky (3 hour drive)

- Meet the Gleason Family in person

- With the Gleasons as your guides, receive a tour of the Rostov area and surrounding villages

- Visit the family farm, and see the progress being made

- Must participate at this subscription level for six months to receive full benefit

- Tour can be customized according to individual interests


Includes:

- Professional Historian / Research benefits 

- Russian News Planning Team membership

- Russian History Maven premium downloads

- Access to all Russian newspaper posts