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.
H.G. Wells' Interview With Stalin Helped Change the Fundamental Principles of Liberalism
October 20, 2014
The interview launched a war of the words.
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."
The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014
"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"
My Soviet Valentine
February 14, 2014
In honor of Valentine's Day 1958, pseudonymous author Sagittarius took a light-hearted look at ongoing diplomatic talks between the United States and Soviet Union on the subject of nuclear weapons tests.
Boris Pasternak Lived In The Wrong Century
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.