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.
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.
The Russian Revolution should not be confined to 1917. The legacy of its leader and chief ideologue lives on in all its terrible contradictions.
A discerning account by a self-deprecating but well-informed journalist of the dramatic changes in Russia over the past 40 years.