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Yuri Dmitriev is a Russian historian who has spent three decades unearthing evidence of the crimes of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Now, because …


Russia

Introducing children to the concept of communism—and its grisly realities—is a difficult task. Fortunately, the American author Gloria Whelan has the puzzled parent’s back. …

It is with deep regret that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation marks the passing of Arseny Borisovich Roginsky, a historian, dissident, author, and …

“To the victims of fascism and war.” This is the enigmatic inscription on Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 (1960). The puzzle with this dedication …


Russia USSR

The canonical view of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, promulgated by Soviet history books and not a few Western fellow travelers, argues that it represented …


Postcommunism Russia

Any discussion of the documentation of the crimes of the Soviet Union will inevitably involve Memorial, a Russian organization dedicated to uncovering and archiving …

Walking through Moscow, you may pass by a small steel plaque no larger than your hand. These plaques are affixed to apartment buildings and …

When Mikhail Gorbachev introduced his policies of Perestroika (restructuring) and Glasnost (openness) in the mid-1980s, he hoped that a limited liberalization of the Soviet …

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 …

One hundred years ago, a catastrophic event took place in the grand city of St. Petersburg. A revolution overthrew the Tsarist government of Russia. …