Memory

Stalin not Welcome in Voronezh

увеличить фото … On June 22 residents of Voronezh found their local billboards featuring an ominous, but familiar face: Comrade Stalin  “Victory will be ours!”

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Lenin’s Suit

“Lenin” and “Death” these words are enemies. “Lenin” and “Life” are comrades . . . Lenin lived. Lenin lives. Lenin will live. –Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1924

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Bifurcated Memory

[podcast]http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/ta/ta_20090401-1708a.mp3[/podcast] Thinking Allowed‘s Laurie Taylor has an interesting discussion with Mikhail Ryklin about the historical memory of Stalinism. Ryklin’s most recent work looks at Communist

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Vladimir Vysotsky Turns 70

Today would have been the famed Soviet bard, actor, and conscious of a generation Vladimir Vysotsky’s 70th birthday. Vysotsky, who died in 1980 at the

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