Yury Samodurov: “My era has not fufilled its destiny”. With an introduction by Martin Dewhirst

7 June 2021 by Martin Dewhirst Over the years I have read many blogs by Yury Samodurov, but this was the first one that I felt should be made available…

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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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Martin Dewhirst reviews Luke Harding’s new book, ‘Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West’

30 June 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Luke Harding, Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia's Remaking of the West, London, Guardian Faber, 2020.  £14.99p.  ISBN 978-1-783-35205-0. In his…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige’s new book about Sandormokh, the notorious site of mass executions during the Stalinist terror

14 January 2020 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige, Sandormokh: dramaturgiya smyslov (possible English translation: Sandarmokh: A Labyrinth of Meanings).  St. Petersburg, 'Nestor-Istoriya', 2019, 208 pp., 1,000 copies. Far…

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