Memory

Statistical Ambivalence

“Democracy” enjoys the support of only 36 percent of Russians according to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s report “Life in Transition: A Survey

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To the Democracy

By Maxim Gorky Novaya Zhizn, No. 174 November 20, 1917 The socialist ministers released by Lenin and Trotsky from the Peter and Paul Fortress went

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No Cossack Love for Cathy

We’ve seen rioting over WWII burials and protests against resurrecting a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky. But a protest against a statue to Catherine the Great!?

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Cold War Unicorns

If Victims of Communism Museums, nuclear bomb shelter tours, and talk of a “New Cold War” isn’t enough to satisfy your nostalgia for a bi-polar

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Forgetting June 22, 1941

Sixty-Six years ago tomorrow, Adolf Hitler put Operation Barbarossa into action. The Nazis invaded the Soviet Union with initial overwhelming success. What Stalin knew, when

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