Arch Tait reviews ‘How Do You Slay a Dragon?’ by Mikhail Khodorkovsky

4 January 2023 by Arch Tait Arch Tait reviews How Do You Slay a Dragon? by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, translated by Stephen Dalziel, Moscow–Chita–Krasnokamensk–London–Moscow, 2003–2023. Online only; available at dragonbook.khodorkovsky.com Mikhail Khodorkovksy. Photo:…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Killer in the Kremlin’ by John Sweeney

1 January 2023 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews John Sweeney, Killer in the Kremlin: The Explosive Account of Putin’s Reign of Terror, Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, London, 2022, viii +…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Living Pictures’ by Polina Barskova

8 December 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Living Pictures by Polina Barskova, translated form the Russian by Catherine Ciepiela and with an introduction by Eugene Ostashevsky. Paperback 224pp ISBN-9781782277606 (Pushkin Press,…

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Nikolay Epplée on ‘The Question of German Guilt’ by Karl Jaspers

1 November 2022 by Nikolay Epplée Nikolay Epplée is an independent researcher working on international memorial culture and on memory of Soviet state terror and the author of The Inconvenient Past:…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World’ by Iuliia Mendel

11 November 2022 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Iuliia Mendel, The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the…

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Arch Tait reviews ‘Weak Strongman: the Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia’ by Timothy Frye

28 October 2022 by Arch Tait Arch Tait reviews Weak Strongman: the Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia by Timothy Frye, Princeton University Press, Princeton, Oxford. Hardback, 2021. 271 pages. £17.53.…

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Sara Jolly reviews ‘China and Russia: the new rapprochement’ by Alexander Lukin

13 September 2022 by Sara Jolly Sara Jolly reviews China and Russia: The New Rapprochement by Alexander Lukin, Polity, Cambridge, Oxford, Boston, New York. Paperback 2018. pp272. £16.99 ISBN 9781509521715. The cover of…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Free: Coming of Age at the End of History’ by Lea Ypi

30 August 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Free: Coming of Age at the End of History by Lea Ypi. Paperback 336pp ISBN-9780141995106 (Allen Lane, London, 2022) Lea Ypi is a professor…

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Sarah Hurst reviews ‘Between Two Fires’ by Joshua Yaffa

8 August 2022 By Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst reviews Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia by Joshua Yaffa (Granta, 2020) Paperback. 368pp. £9.99. ISBN 9781783783724. (Granta, London, 2020) Reading…

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