Rachel Polonsky

Rachel Polonsky

Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government tells the story of a place where revolutionaries came home and the revolution came to die

The Syrian desert city now recaptured from ISIS has a long affinity with St Petersburg, and the Hermitage will be vital to its restoration

The star of Pussy Riot combines beauty and charisma with quiet courage and a remarkable mind

For Vladimir Putin, Syria is as much a question of religion as of arms sales; in his eyes, Assad protects Syria’s ancient Christian communities