Lionel Blackman reviews ‘The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers’ by John B. Dunlop

26 January 2021 By Lionel Blackman Lionel Blackman reviews The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers. An Exploration of Russia’s “Crime of the 21st…

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Lionel Blackman reviews ‘Citizens and the State in Authoritarian Regimes’ edited by Karrie J. Koesel, Valerie J. Bunce, and Jessica Chen

13 January 2021 By Lionel Blackman Lionel Blackman reviews Citizens and the State in Authoritarian Regimes. Comparing China and Russia edited by Karrie J. Koesel, Valerie J. Bunce, and Jessica Chen Weiss. 344pp ISBN-9780190093488…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Grey Bees,’ a novel by Andrei Kurkov

5 January 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Grey Bees by Andrei Kurkov. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. 352pp ISBN-13: 9780857059369 (MacLehose Press, London, 2020) Andrei Kurkov’s latest book is about…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942’ by Józef Czapski.

5 November 2020 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942 by Józef Czapski. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones with an introduction…

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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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