Russia

The Nobel laureate for literature Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the voiceless

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

Five British writers were in Russia in 1917. Each one had his own story, but all were overwhelmed by the powerful tide of history

The newly-published diaries of Ivan Maisky are an extraordinarily important 21st-century contribution to our understanding of the Second World War

The Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s advocacy of a new Cold War has led him to use the Shoah as a tool of contemporary politics

“The refusal to accept any domination of the Continent by one power has been the biggest British contribution to European peace and prosperity”

Ignore the isolationists. In a dangerous world, America and Europe neglect their duty to defend liberty and prosperity at their peril

A new thriller set in late-Stalinist Soviet Union has alarmed Russian authorities

Fresh translations of lesser-known Russian literature are opening up new horizons

Our political system, for all its imperfections, remains precious