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13/09/2016 - 10:50
As scholars of international politics would say, following World War II, the United States was in a position of primacy, or hegemony. Even...
30/10/2015 - 17:46
In today’s Russia it is not fashionable to delve too deeply into Gulag history, and 60-year-old Panikarov’s collection is one of just two...
20/09/2015 - 18:38
Post-Soviet, postcolonial? Postcolonial theory is becoming an increasingly popular way of explaining current developments in the post-...
27/06/2015 - 13:33
In March 1999, Mr Primakov attempted to prevent Nato strikes against Yugoslavia. He famously ordered his pilot to turn around midway across...
18/11/2014 - 12:40
Prologue My abiding impression of the Soviet Union during my first two postings to the British Embassy in Moscow, between 1964 and 1966,...
22/06/2014 - 15:19
But let’s go back to Slava. When we first meet Fishman’s (sort-of) anti-hero, he is perched precariously between two incompatible worlds....
10/06/2014 - 11:17
The seething, bloodthirsty hatred of the USA and her values is just a palpable in Russia today as it ever was in the USSR. In an amazing...
15/03/2014 - 16:23
In the school’s cocoon of communal living, Kat is thrown into the social kaleidoscope of the typical Soviet classroom: the child of the...
07/03/2013 - 14:26
Stalin is a hidden hero, and this status is part of the inherently vague nature of Russia's post-communist statehood and national identity...

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