Russian Revolution

Boris Pasternak Lived In The Wrong Century
Irving Howe on the tragedy of our twentieth-century Tolstoy
February 10, 2014

Boris Pasternak was born 124 years ago on this day. In honor of his birthday, here is Irving Howe's appraisal of the unique genius of Pasternak's best-known work, Doctor Zhivago.

Sochi's Opening Ceremony Forgot to Mention a Few Things About Russian History
February 08, 2014

Where was contemporary Russia in the Olympic opening ceremony? In its carefully pruned and beautified history.