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Masha Gessen’s The Future is History is an intellectually provocative and viscerally moving call to arms, sorely needed in a sea of Russia scholarship …

Baltics Book Review

Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples …

On August 23, 1939, Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop signed a nonaggression pact between the Soviet Union …

Ukraine

It’s been three years since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. I will divide my remarks into three brief sections: first discussing the case of …

Cold War Communism

My primary motivation for meeting with Janis Rozkalns was to ask him “why?” Rozkalns received Latvia’s highest honor, the Order of the Three Stars, …

Russia USSR

When Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne of the Russian Empire on March 15, 1917, it was not inevitable that Russia would become the …

Poland

One would think a state established in the name of the working class would allow workers to self-organize unhindered. But in the Soviet Union, …

Cuba

Victims of communism who have fled to America understand what it means to fear police. In communist countries, the police abduct citizens in the …

Crimea Russia

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation demands the immediate release of Crimean Tatar leader, Ilmi Umerov. We stand with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, …

Communism Human Rights

Marta Karolyi (pictured above, center) is the National Team Coordinator for the back-to-back gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics teams, and is a victim of communism. …