USSR

Tim Judah’s In Wartime provides a first-hand picture of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine

How chess became a tool of totalitarian Communism

The Iron Lady’s record with authoritarians is mixed but her profound confidence in the democratic rights of all peoples shines through

‘I’ve come to the conclusion that revolution is something you can’t make It’s a happening rather than a planned operation and attempts to force it don’t quite work out’

Russia and China’s deep-running antagonism makes them awkward allies