Russia

Can’t Go On

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. 

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.