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When Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne in March 1917, Russia’s largest political faction was not Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks, but the Socialist Revolutionary Party. …


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In 1948, Stalin received a letter from a doctor which alleged that Andrei Zhdanov, a powerful Politburo member, had been incorrectly treated in the …

It is with deep sorrow that the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation marks the passing of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a renowned academic, an implacable foe of tyranny, …


USSR

In a centrally planned socialist economy like the one that existed in the Soviet Union, the government determined every detail of the national economy. …


USSR

One of the first images most Americans associate with communism is the breadline. All of us have probably seen photos online of the long …


USSR

When Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks seized power over Russia in October 1917, they began almost immediately to nationalize the economy. This was part and parcel …


Human Rights USSR

Most Americans would probably be surprised to hear that there is a Korean diaspora in the former Soviet nations of Central Asia. The origin …


USSR

The Soviet Union emerged from the world’s bloodiest conflict victorious, but at great cost. Twenty million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including …


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 …