Sarah Gear reviews ‘The Putin System’ by Grigory Yavlinsky

26 April 2022 by Sarah Gear Sarah Gear reviews The Putin System: An Opposing View by Grigory Yavlinsky, Columbia University Press, NY [Hardback 2019]. pp231. £22 ISBN 9780231190305. Reading Grigory Yavlinsky’s The Putin System in…

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Elena Malysheva reviews ‘From Russia with Blood’ by Heidi Blake

8 March 2022 by Elena Malysheva Elena Malysheva reviews From Russia with Blood: Putin’s Ruthless Killing Campaign and Secret War on the West by Heidi Blake, William Collins, Paperback 2020 [Hardback 2019].…

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Reuben Woolley reviews ‘OST: Letters, Memoirs and Stories from Ostarbeiter in Nazi Germany’ by Memorial

21 February 2022 by Reuben Woolley Reuben Woolley reviews OST: Letters, Memoirs and Stories from Ostarbeiter in Nazi Germany, edited by Alena Kozlova, Nikolai Mikhailov, Irina Ostrovskaya and Irina Scherbakova, translated by…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Two Essays’ by Mark Solonin on the Soviet Union and the Second World War

17 January 2021 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Two Essays: Coming Up From Behind or How the Soviet Union Won the War; If World Domination is the Aim then…

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Lionel Blackman reviews ‘All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin’ by Mikhail Zygar

Image: LSBU 17 January 2022 by Lionel Blackman Lionel Blackman reviews All the President's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin by Mikhail Zygar. 400pp ISBN-13: 9781610397391 (Public Affairs, New York, 2016) Historians…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Just the Plague’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya

4 January 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Just the Plague by Ludmila Ulitskaya. Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon. Paperback 144pp ISBN-9781783788057 (Granta Books, London, 2021) Ludmila Ulitskaya is, arguably,…

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Sarah Hurst reviews : ‘We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong’ by Mark Galeotti

7 December 2021 By Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst reviews We Need to Talk About Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong, by Mark Galeotti. Paperback. 140pp. £9.99. ISBN 9781529103595. (Ebury Press, London,…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People’ by Eliot Higgins

12 October 2021 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People by Eliot Higgins. Hardback. 272pp. £18. ISBN 9781526615756. (Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2021.) Late last…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian Ex-Oligarch’ by Alexander Lebedev [translated by Arch Tait]

6 October 2021 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian Ex-Oligarch by Alexander Lebedev, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait.  Hardback. 256pp £20. …

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow’ by Karl Schlögel [translated from the German by Jessica Spengler]

22 September 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow by Karl Schlögel, translated from the German by Jessica Spengler. Hardback 220pp…

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