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Cuba

Next year will be a decisive one for Cuba. Raúl Castro plans to step down as leader of the communist island in 2018, at …

Poland

On August 12, 1920, the fate of Poland hung by a thread. The Bolsheviks, victorious in Russia, advanced rapidly towards the heart of Europe, …

Russia

The Academy Award-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov once said, “Cinema is the most powerful weapon.” In Russia, it’s a weapon wielded to excise uncomfortable …

Communism

When the archives of the former Bulgarian State Security services were opened, one writer remembered with amazement an odd day of his life. Each …

China

One of the most remarkable firsthand accounts of the lifestyle of a dictator is The Private Life of Chairman Mao (1994), written by Zhisui …

Romania

Nicolae Ceauşescu’s elevation to the leadership of Socialist Romania in 1965 evoked a certain amount of hope, both at home and abroad. He denounced …