Crystal Castles – Plague

So, back in Catherine the Great’s time, there was a huge bubonic plague (1770-1772) that took out, according to some reports, 1/6 to 1/3  of the residents of Moscow (close to 100,000 people) and countless others in the more rural areas. They didn’t really know how the plague or germs, for that matter, spread. Lots of people would gather around religious icons and pray. All this meant that the plague jumped from one person to another even more quickly. The icon was removed overnight, one day, by archbishop Amvrosy. Riots happened because the Russians believed it was a conspiracy to spread … Continue reading Crystal Castles – Plague