Monique van Ravenstein reviews Catherine Belton’s ‘Putin’s People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West’

29 October 2020 By Monique van Ravenstein Monique van Ravenstein reviews Putin's People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West by Catherine Belton, William Collins,…

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Sarah Hurst reviews ‘Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, from Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia’ by Dan Kaszeta

22 October 2020 By Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst reviews: Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, from Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia by Dan Kaszeta, Hurst Publishers, London, 2020, 404pp, ISBN…

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Bill Bowring reviews ‘Remembering Leningrad: The Story of a Generation’ by Mary McAuley

18 October 2020 By Bill Bowring, Professor of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he teaches public international law and human rights, and a practising barrister. Bill is a…

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Has the ‘Cold War’ been succeeded by a metaphorical ‘Gold War’? Martin Dewhirst reviews Tom Burgis’ ‘Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World’

4 October 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews: Tom Burgis, Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World. William Collins, London, 2020.  xviii + 446 pp.  £20. Trying to…

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John Anderson reviews ‘Russia’s New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order’ by David G. Lewis

10 August 2020 By John Anderson John Anderson reviews David G. Lewis, Russia’s New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020) Earlier this summer, the…

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Sarah Hurst reviews ‘Life Went on Anyway,’ a collection of stories by Oleg Sentsov

7 July 2020 by Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst reviews Life Went On Anyway, by Oleg Sentsov, translated by Uilleam Blacker, Deep Vellum, 2019. ISBN 9781941920879 This slim collection of autobiographical…

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Nadezhda Azhgikhina reviews ‘Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, and friends: Life was typical, tragic, and beautiful’

19 June 2020 By Nadezhda Azhgikhina Nadezhda Azhgikhina reviews the Russian-language publication: Boris Altshuler, Leonoid Litinsky (eds.), Andrei Sakharov, Elena Bonner, and friends: Life was typical, tragic, and beautiful, AST,…

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