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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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Rich Russians: from Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie’ by Elisabeth Schimpfössl

28 July 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Rich Russians: from Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie by Elisabeth Schimpfössl. Hardback 248pp ISBN-9780190677763 (Oxford University Press, New York, 2018) In 2008, the year Russia invaded Georgia,…

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Reuben Woolley reviews ‘Rethinking the Gulag: Identities, Sources, Legacies,’ edited by Alan Barenberg and Emily D. Johnson

1 July 2022 by Reuben Woolley Reuben Woolley reviews Rethinking the Gulag: Identities, Sources, Legacies, edited by Alan Barenberg and Emily D. Johnson, Indiana University Press, 2022, pp320. ISBN 9780253059611. The Gulag…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a Crime and its Punishment’ by Kevin Birmingham

2 June 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoyevsky, a Crime and its Punishment by Kevin Birmingham. Hardback 432pp ISBN-9780241235942 (Allen Lane, London, 2021) 2021 was book-ended…

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Sara Jolly reviews ‘Dealing with the Russians’ by Andrew Monaghan

30 May 2022 by Sara Jolly Sara Jolly reviews Dealing with the Russians by Andrew Monaghan, Polity, Cambridge, Oxford, Boston, New York [Paperback 2019]. pp160. £14.99 ISBN 9781509527625. For those of us who…

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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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