Important Stories. The Russian Army in Ukraine is accused of destroying archives on Soviet and Nazi crimes [Spektr.press]

Soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht during a joint parade in Polish Brest on 22 September 1939. Source: WikiMedia Commons 4 December 2023 Russian soldiers are destroying or stealing…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘We are drifting into the Stalinist era.’ Dissident Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression, and the hunger strike protest [Spektr.Press]

31 October 2023 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.Press On October 30, Russia is reviving a tradition that even 20 years back seemed like it belonged in textbooks on USSR history.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Between Victory and Defeat [an article originally published on 4 October 1993]

4 October 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Originally published in Ekspress-Khronika, 1993, №40/322 Source: Facebook Thirty years ago events took place in Russia that could have drastically altered the course of…

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Ilze Jermacane on Remembrance Day for Victims of the Communist Genocide in Latvia

14 June 2023 Source: Memorial Society  When I was small, maybe eight or nine, I saw a movie, Long Road in the Dunes, and just couldn’t understand why the main…

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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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Aleksandr Podrabinek: A jokester pulls the wool and the death penalty in Russia

6 March 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Sometimes a small news item lost in the stream of other news can give you a much broader picture of present-day Russian…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Political Prisoner’s Day and Russia’s Night

30 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV  When in 1991 the new Russian regime, like an inspired marauder, stole the Day of the Political Prisoner and turned it into…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the making of bad laws: ‘The ineradicable USSR’

19 July 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda This month in one week, in three republics that were once part of the USSR, three people were convicted for expression…

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