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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Vladimir Batyuk describes how the Gorbachev reforms, and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union, changed Moscow’s view of the world.

Hugh Small challenges the accepted view of why the Light Brigade charged the Russian guns at Balaclava on October 25th, 1854.

Volume: 54 Issue: 11 2004

Mark Rathbone compares Gladstone's and Disraeli's differing approaches to a crucial foreign policy issue.

Issue: 50 2004

Richard Cavendish charts the events leading up to Britain and France's declarations of war on Russia on successive days on March 27th and 28th, 1854.

Volume: 54 Issue: 3 2004
George Watson considers how news of a political and moral bombshell was received, particularly by intellectuals on both the Left and the Right.
Volume: 54 Issue: 8 2004
Paul Dukes looks at the ups and downs of the relationship between the land of the lions and that of the double-headed eagle.
Volume: 53 Issue: 7 2003

Anthony Cross describes the introduction of British games to Russia.

Volume: 53 Issue: 11 2003

The Soviet leader died on March 5th, 1953.

Volume: 53 Issue: 3 2003

The great Russian city was established on May 27th, 1703.

Volume: 53 Issue: 5 2003
In the final article in our series on Britain and Russia, Stuart Thompstone visits the long-lasting community of Britons in the Russian capital.
Volume: 53 Issue: 12 2003

John Slatter celebrates the far-ranging contributions of Russian political émigrés to British life in the half-century before 1917.

Volume: 53 Issue: 10 2003

Antony Lockley examines the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and the propaganda battle between the Bolshevik and British forces on the Archangel front.

Volume: 53 Issue: 9 2003

Michael Lynch takes a fresh look at the key reform of 19th-century Russia.

Issue: 47 2003

John Claydon analyses the increasingly rich profusion of writings on the nature of the Bolshevik Revolution and of subsequent Soviet rule.

Issue: 44 2002

The walled and moated town of Kazan was stormed by Ivan the Terrible's army on October 2nd, 1552.

Volume: 52 Issue: 10 2002

Peter Anderson compares the tactics and resources of the two sides.

Issue: 43 2002

Paul Dukes takes a fresh look at the Cold War in the light of some recurring themes of Russian and American history since the 18th century.

Volume: 51 Issue: 1 2001

Julian Reed-Purvis investigates Stalin's role in the origins of the great purges.

Issue: 40 2001

Isabel de Madariaga looks at the personality and achievement of the controversial Empress of Russia.

Volume: 51 Issue: 11 2001

Geoffrey Roberts explains the fateful sequence of events from the Nazi-Soviet Pact to Hitler's invasion of the USSR. 

Issue: 41 2001

The Russian emperor was assassinated on March 24th, 1801.

Volume: 51 Issue: 3 2001
Janet Hartley describes the trials and tribulations of life for ‘our man’ in Peter the Great’s Moscow.
Volume: 50 Issue: 6 2000

What did Hitler mean by Lebensraum? Did he attempt to translate theory into reality? Martyn Housden 'unpacks' the term and puts it into historical context.

Issue: 37 2000

John Morison shows how an accumulation of grievances resulted in a spontaneous revolution in Russia in 1905.

Issue: 38 2000

A key battle in the Great Northern War was fought on November 29th, 1700.

Volume: 50 Issue: 11 2000

Controversy is the lifeblood of history; here Graham Darby takes issue with a previous article.

Issue: 35 1999

Lindsey Hughes reviews the controversial career of perhaps the most significant figure in Russian history.

Issue: 34 1999

Vladimir Batyuk describes how the Gorbachev reforms, and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union, changed Moscow’s view of the world.

Volume: 49 Issue: 4 1999

Robert Frost reveals a neglected influence on his reforms.

Issue: 30 1998

Carl Peter Watts examines a set of reforms which held out the prospect of modernising Russia but whose failure paved the way for revolution.

Issue: 32 1998
Susan Layton on how the Russians viewed the Chechens in their struggle for autonomy - in the 1840s as well as the 1990s.
Volume: 47 Issue: 2 1997

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