Russia

Voice Of Dystopia

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

Will Putin’s Empire Outlast The Soviets?

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

British Witnesses To Lenin’s Revolution

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

Stalin’s Man In London

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

Hitler’s ‘Ecological Panic’ Didn’t Cause The Holocaust

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

Liberty And Sovereignty

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

Why The World Still Needs The West

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

Getting Away With Murder

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

Russian Renaissance

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

It’s Not Just The Economy

Our political system, for all its imperfections, remains precious

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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