Soviet Union

Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
May 21, 2015

New laws in Ukraine make it illegal to bring up its ugly past.

'The Americans' Is TV's Smartest Show About Parenthood
January 27, 2015

The show is more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television.

I Was With Fidel Castro When JFK Was Assassinated
December 02, 2014

"He came back, sat down, and repeated three times the words: “Es una mala noticia.” (“This is bad news.”)"

A Reporter Got This Rare Interview With Chairman Mao in 1965, Even Though China Was Entirely Closed to the West
October 21, 2014

Today, this would be like getting an exclusive interview with Kim Jong-Un. 

Russia Is Burying Soldiers in Unmarked Graves Just to Conceal Their Role in Ukraine
August 28, 2014

This kind of behavior is nothing new for the Russian army.

From Nazi Resistance to Ferguson's Unrest: The Weird History of the Molotov Cocktail
August 18, 2014

Those clever Finns invented the term to mock a Soviet minister.

The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything
May 11, 2014

The battle in Ukraine means everything

Which Former Soviet State Could Be the Next Ukraine?
April 21, 2014

Russia says it has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere, which could be used as an excuse to make additional landgrabs.

Russia Has Always Thought of Eastern Ukraine as Russian Land
March 02, 2014

And Vladimir Putin wants to be a "gatherer of Russian lands."