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by | Oct 4, 2022

Washington — Whatever happened to the Russian Army? For that matter, whatever happened to the Russian Air Force or the Russian Navy, whose flagship is now at the bottom of the Black Sea? The answer is nothing. Nothing has happened…

by | Oct 1, 2022

Russia: Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921 By Antony Beevor (Viking, 600 pages, $38)  Historians and international relations scholars use the terms “Stalinism” and “Stalinist” to distinguish the Soviet communist regime under Joseph Stalin from communist leaders in other periods of…

by | Sep 26, 2022

One hundred years ago this month, just four years after the end of World War I, the magazine Foreign Affairs made its debut. It is the journal of the American foreign policy establishment, published by the Council on Foreign Relations….

by | Aug 31, 2022

News that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at age 91 has produced the expected encomiums from Western media outlets. The Economist calls him “the architect of [the Soviet Union’s] dissolution.” CNN says he “took down the Iron Curtain.”…

by | Aug 30, 2022

When I heard about the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, I sighed. He was one of the final remaining pivotal figures in the end of the Cold War: Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, Václav Havel, Boris Yeltsin,…

by | Aug 30, 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev, a communist to the end, died at 91 on Tuesday. “The Soviet collapse was not Mr. Gorbachev’s goal, but it may be his greatest legacy,” reads the Washington Post’s obituary. “It brought to an end a seven-decade experiment born…

by | Jun 11, 2022

The judges also acted as jury. Their guilty verdict was inevitable — one of them, I.T. Nikitchenko, declared prior to the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal on which he served that judicial impartiality would “lead to unnecessary delays.” – Piers Brendon…

by | Jun 10, 2022

A museum honoring those who died at the hands of communist regimes opened in downtown Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Officially called the Victims of Communism Museum, it seeks to educate the public on the Marxist ideology which was responsible for…

by | May 27, 2022

Few might have realized it at the time, but the year 1845 was significant, indeed seminal, in the history of the Ukrainian people. It was the year that the preternaturally gifted poet and painter Taras Shevchenko produced some of his…

by | May 9, 2022

“The resurrected political dinosaur from California proposes a … ‘policy of rolling back communism,’” scoffed Yuri Zhukov in the pages of Pravda in April 1975. “It is incredible but true!” That kind of language aimed at Ronald Reagan was standard…

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