Russia

On the Defensive

From the founding of Kiev in the ninth century through to the present, the Russian Empire has been both a predator and a victim. 

Nothing to fear but Russia itself

Why is the West is so suspicious of Russia?

From Russia with Borscht

A staple of Russia and the Slavic world, borscht has inspired films and novels – and has even reached outer space.

Homophobia in Russia

Despite the difficulties in accessing official archival sources, the history of homophobic persecution in Russia is covered convincingly in this study.

The Man in Carriage No. 2013

Leo Steveni was a British officer based in St Petersburg at the time of the Russian Revolution. He became an active eyewitness to the chaos of the Civil War that followed.