Olga Romanova: Fishman on the country and Nemtsov

Olga Romanova 3 May 2022 Olga Romanova reviews Mikhail Fishman's new book: Преемник. История Бориса Немцова и страны, в которой он не стал президентом [The Successor. The history of Boris…

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Aleksandr Tsipko: ‘Russians are tired of empire.’ On why the Soviet Union disappeared

Photo: Institute of the Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2 December 2021 by Aleksandr Tsipko Aleksandr Tsipko is a Russian social philosopher and poltical scientist and chief researcher…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Benjamin Nathans, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Page talks with Benjamin Nathans, the Alan Charles Kors Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Nathans teaches and writes about Imperial Russia and the Soviet…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Benefit of Forgetfulness, or A Few Words about the Significance of Reputation

5 October 2021 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: VotTak - Belsat TV The younger generation – those who were born at the turn of the millennium – have little knowledge of,…

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Congress of the Intelligentsia: “30 years ago, freedom and democracy were defended”

21 July 2021 Picture: Valery Borshchev, co-chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, co-signatory of the following letter, member of the organising committee “30 years of the people’s victory over the…

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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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Knight of the 20th Century. Andrei Kovalev on the 90th birthday of Mikhail Gorbachev

2 March 2021 By Andrei Kovalev. Andrei Kovalev worked for many years at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as a member of the secretariat of Soviet President…

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Podcast No. 60: Simon & Sergei – with Lev Shlosberg

This week our guest on the podcast is Lev Markovich Shlosberg. Lev Markovich is a Russian politician, a civil society and human rights activist, and a journalist. He is chair…

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Remember the Date: Boris Yeltsin resigns as president on 31 December 1999; Vladimir Putin becomes president.

Photo source: Wikipedia On 31 December 1999 Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007) resigned as President of the Russian Federation. He had first been elected to that post on 10 July 1991. He…

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