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

Semyon and Tatyana Frank stood at the rails of the steamer Haken, holding hands and watching the dark waves of the Baltic, the scene …

In the 1838 play The Conspiracy, Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s character Cardinal Richelieu first coined the famous line, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” The …


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 Russia

One hundred years ago this week, a sealed train bearing the “bacilli of Bolshevism” (Lenin’s own phrase) crossed war-torn Germany, destined for the North …


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 …

The term “cult of personality” has been applied to the regime-sponsored deification of many communist leaders, but is most often used to refer to …

A whiff of scandal surrounds this year’s Nobel Prize ceremonies, as Bob Dylan, the laureate in literature, will not be accepting his award in …


Marxism Russia USSR

November 6, 2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Interestingly, this anniversary coincides with a revival of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s …


Russia

“I am a pariah,” wrote the Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya. “You don’t get used to this, but you learn to …