A Tsar Reborn

There were two monumental anniversaries this week in Russia: Mikhail Gorbachev’s 80th birthday and 150th anniversary the abolition of serfdom by Tsar “Liberator” Alexander II.  The fact that these two moments symbolizing Russia’s struggle to reform fell on the same week shows the whimsicality of history.  And though Gorbachev and the Emancipation have been given […]