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Elections and the Great Terror

How Soviet citizens ended up voting unanimously in elections

2018-08-28

The Fifth Line

What national policy was like in the USSR

2017-10-05

How Ukrainians built Communism

When Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he brought a "Ukrainian clan" with him. It later removed their patron from the helm of the USSR

2017-03-03

Of vouchers and men

Privatization in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its role in the rise of oligarchy

2016-08-31

The rise and fall of Avant-garde

The 1920s’ Avant-garde school of artists was ultimately destroyed as class enemies—for hooliganism and pornography

2016-08-23

The scapegoat for all seasons

My story is inseparable from my experience as a member of the European Parliament. During my term (2009-2014), I was in a position to witness the debates and political skirmishes in the House that allowed me to anticipate easily what happened recently in the United Kingdom

2016-07-15

“We do not accept arguments of countries that try to raise the issue of lifting sanctions against Russia”

Vice Premier for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration on her priorities and tools, details of Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO, and Ukraine’s overall position on the international arena

2016-06-27

Back to USSR

After using leftist populist slogans to heat up the situation in the Donbas in the spring of 2014, Russia’s proxies have brought rapacious, feudal bolshevism to the region instead

2016-02-26

Illusion of a Federation

Russia broke up in 1917, but the Bolsheviks intended to restore the empire – as a springboard to create a "Global Soviet Republic"

2016-02-05

Jazz, Memory, and Freedom: Three Little Stories

When as a student I heard Arsenal, the jazz rock band of the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, I was dumbfounded: in Soviet times Russian musicians were playing music that jazz lovers at once identified as being under the influence of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tear

2016-02-02