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Book Review USSR

A different song, a better song, will get the subject straighter: let’s make heaven on earth, my friends, instead of waiting till later. —Heinrich …


USSR

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Lenin and the head of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Russia cut a deal. In exchange …


USSR

In 1936, Stalin unveiled a new constitution. The New York Times enthused: “Today, when the democratic-bourgeois cause is on the defensive…the proposed new Soviet …


USSR

May 1 was a day of grand festival in the Soviet Union, a red-letter day on the Soviet calendar since 1918. International Worker’s Day …


Cold War USSR

In the aftermath of the Second World War, vast swathes of Europe and Asia lay devastated. Some seventy million people – soldiers and civilians …

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


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 …


USSR

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. …


USSR

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, …