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24/05/2021 - 13:25
Sakharov was born in Moscow on May 21, 1921, into a family that was firmly established as part of the city's intelligentsia. Like much of...
01/10/2020 - 18:07
In 1973, Orlov founded the Moscow branch of Amnesty International. Three years later, he helped create the Moscow Helsinki Group. Initially...
21/09/2020 - 18:42
From the sprawling conflicts of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and the tyrannies of Stalin to the collapse of the Soviet Union and Vladimir...
30/10/2019 - 13:01
Bukovsky was always modest about his achievements. He once said that it was the stupidity of those who ruled the Soviet Union that brought...
20/08/2019 - 13:04
A transcript of that 18:35 conversation is one of a half-dozen newly declassified texts of phone calls held by Kissinger — who at...
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...
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...
28/10/2017 - 12:27
So let’s attempt to join up some of the dots of Russian history, to trace a line from 1917 to 2017. It is very much a story of revolutions...
15/06/2017 - 11:26
The caller was Yuri Kotov, an up-and-coming K.G.B. case officer. Two and a half years earlier, he had recruited a man whose K.G.B. code...
27/02/2017 - 19:19
“Ura! Ura! Ura!” I vividly remember the wall of sound as stern, gray-uniformed soldiers met their commander’s greeting: “Congratulations on...
30/10/2016 - 17:28
Lenin, again for tactical reasons, also supported national autonomy movements that destroyed empires; Stalin initiated a nationalist...
23/10/2016 - 13:21
But when Glushkov entered the cavernous room that morning, he noticed two empty chairs at the long table: his two strongest allies were...

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