Enough to make a cat laugh. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Russian presidential election

11 March 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Enough to make a cat laugh”—in the days of socialism that was how people characterized undertakings of the Soviet regime that…

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What kind of prison is better? Aleksandr Podrabinek on the different prison camp regimes

8 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Life is better now, life is happier,” Comrade Stalin assured the Soviet people right on the eve of the Great Terror.…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’ by Mark G. Pomar

5 June 2023 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty by Mark G. Pomar, Potomac Books, University…

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‘Fuel for despotism.’ Aleksandr Podrabinek on the list of resentments

7 December 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek   Source: Radio Liberty Nature has given the ordinary human being five senses. Soviet power, as the joke then went, brought out a sixth sense…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on bombs and missiles: The dark side of progress

14 November 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Scientific-technical progress cannot be stopped. In the history of humanity, many have tried, but none have succeeded. The thirst for knowledge…

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Andrei Arkhangelsky on historical parallels and a possible future prosecution of Russia’s political leaders and propagandists

5 November 2022 by Andrei Arkhangelsky, journalist and culture specialist  Source: Radio Svoboda In the Hague, at the request of Ukraine and with the participation of international jurists, a special…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: No one could have imagined ‘37 coming in the guise of ‘41

20 October 2022 Aleksandr Cherkasov, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] For a long time and at great length,…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the future of protest: Winning without violence 

22 October 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda More and more people in Russian society, are asking themselves the sacred question: “What is to be done?” What is to…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Cannibalism and competition. On Putin’s courtiers

23 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda War always sees restrictions on civil rights. The current war against Ukraine is fine confirmation of this. Since the aggression began,…

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