Announced on 12 March 1947 with the intention of containing Soviet expansion, the Truman Doctrine is sometimes seen as the first declaration of the Cold War. Four experts ask whether the conflict’s legacy is a defining one.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, had aimed to bring new life to a system in which he believed until the last.
The first of Earth’s creatures to hurtle into the Moon’s orbit were slow and sedentary residents of the Great Steppe.
A kaleidoscopic tour of the Volga and the history of the people who have resided by it.
From the founding of Kiev in the ninth century through to the present, the Russian Empire has been both a predator and a victim.
Russian history through western correspondents.
Why is the West is so suspicious of Russia?
Short, angry missives pinged across the world – Russian propagandists used postcards to get their message across.
A staple of Russia and the Slavic world, borscht has inspired films and novels – and has even reached outer space.
Despite the difficulties in accessing official archival sources, the history of homophobic persecution in Russia is covered convincingly in this study.