Is there a trend of ‘reverse Darwinism’ in Russian history?
The Battle of Stalingrad began in August 1942, subjecting its residents to months of living hell. But few doubted that the city was worth defending; its significance to the Soviet project made it too important to abandon.
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.
We ask four historians whether the demise of one of the 20th century’s superpowers was as inevitable as it now seems.
Russian history through western correspondents.
Why is the West is so suspicious of Russia?