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02/08/2018 - 18:30
He was the son of a Jewish mother and a journalist father who was repressed during the Stalinist purges. Although he miraculously avoided a...
10/07/2018 - 13:26
Russians, the football fans of the world have learned, do not just drink vodka, wear fur caps with red stars and play the balalaika or lead...
04/07/2018 - 13:02
More than anything, Custine was overwhelmed by the artificiality of imperial Russia. “The Russians have everything in name, and nothing in...
19/05/2018 - 15:36
Professor Pipes, who spent his entire academic career at Harvard, took his place in the front rank of Russian historians with the...
12/05/2018 - 11:02
Caught in his net are 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. They stand accused of “violating US criminal laws in order to...
27/04/2018 - 16:31
What we are witnessing instead is a new Great Game, a collision of great powers that are trying to roll back one another’s spheres of...
15/04/2018 - 13:34
We can accept that the chemical attack on a Damascus suburb was probably by war-hardened Syrian airmen, though rebellions do kill their own...
18/03/2018 - 14:02
A reasonable remark at the time, of course, but history has proved the oracle wrong. “Charlie don’t surf!” said Lt Col Kilgore in...
08/03/2018 - 13:31
Since Russian President Putin saved Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime from collapse, he has established working relations with every...
25/02/2018 - 15:06
From the czarist secret police to the present, Russian operatives have adroitly exploited humans’ biases and their capacity to believe the...
18/12/2017 - 12:40
The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution is being discussed so little on its centenary in Russia that there is speculation abroad that it’s being...
18/12/2017 - 11:51
The Ukraine conflict The conflict in Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, which began in 2014 (and...

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