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A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain
As nostalgia for the Soviet Union swells, one project aims to show what life was like for ordinary citizens in the U.S.S.R.
Artist Transforms Soviet Illustrations Into Nostalgia-Provoking Collages
In a new exhibit, Dutch artist Tamara Stoffers delves into the past to create surreal collages out of Soviet-era images.
Russian Authorities Seal Stalin-Era NKVD Archives
“We haven’t had blocks of this scale before,” one researcher said.
To Mourn or Celebrate? St. Petersburg Divided Over Anniversary of Leningrad Siege
Seventy-five years after the Leningrad siege ended, the city’s residents won’t be told how to remember.
Gay Purge in Chechnya. And Crumbling Soviet Infrastructure
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Death Toll Climbs in Aftermath of Explosion in Russian Apartment Building
The blast on Monday came on the heels of another apartment block collapse in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk in late December.
Michele A. Berdy
Catastrophes, Geopolitical and Otherwise
What did Vladimir Putin mean about that geopolitical catastrophe? It's still being argued over 14 years later.
Forgetting the Purges, Official Claims Russia Has 'Never' Targeted Dissidents
“I note that we’ve never, even in the days of tsarist Russia, killed people for dissent,” Magadan governor Sergei Nosov said.
‘One of the Biggest Statesmen’: Russia Reacts to Ex-Soviet Parliament Speaker Lukyanov's Death
"History is never in a hurry, and his role in the relatively peaceful transformation of eras has not yet been fully appreciated.”
Nostalgia for the Soviet Union Hits 14-Year High in Russia, Poll Says
Public polling has increasingly shown that a growing number of Russians regret the Soviet collapse and approve of Soviet-era policies.
On Its 25th Birthday, Russia's Constitution Is Still Worth Defending (Op-ed)
But if we want to return to the democratic path declared during perestroika, our constitution will need an overhaul.
New Evidence Supports Validity of Soviet War Legend, Russian Culture Minister Claims
Some historians have denounced the "Panfiolv's 28" story as a myth that was fabricated by the Soviet authorities.
Moscow Approves Event Honoring Stalinist Victims After Backlash, NGO Says
Participants traditionally gather at the Solovetsky Stone memorial on Oct. 29 to read the names, ages and professions of the victims of Stalinist terror...
Putin Shouldn’t Feel Too Good About Russians in the Baltics (Op-ed)
So, has a pro-Russian party won the Latvian election? Not really.
Why Jeremy Hunt's Soviet-EU Comparison Is Absurd (Op-ed)
The Soviet Union was centralized; the blood had to run through the heart, which was Moscow.
Soviet Union’s Collapse Gets Revisionist View (Op-ed)
Nostalgia for the Soviet Union and Russia’s imperial past are now part of the official Kremlin ideology.
More Russians Approve of Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia Than Oppose It, Poll Says
Aug. 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that crushed the Prague Spring.
Memorial Human Rights Group Forced to Leave St. Petersburg HQ
The decision not to renew the group's lease is the latest legal action by Russian authorities against the embattled human rights activists.
A Gulag Historian Returns to Prison
Acquitted of child pornography, Yury Dmitriyev now faces charges of sexual assault.
For Putin, Sport Is a State Affair (Op-ed)
It is victory at any cost, because victory has political significance.
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