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February 23, 2015
Decoding Leviathan
Decoding Leviathan

Leviathan is not, as virtually every mainstream critic has presumed, “anti-Russian.” I watched the movie resolutely prepared to intensely dislike it. I fully believed it would shamelessly pander to an American public eager to see a film that demonized Putin and made the country seem like a hellish landscape of unsalvageable bleakness. But that was not at all the case. 

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February 14, 2015
The Sino-Soviet Love-Hate Relationship
The Sino-Soviet Love-Hate Relationship

On Valentine's Day 65 years ago, the USSR and China signed their Treaty of Friendship. But their budding romance was not to last: just six years later the relationship went south, and nothing has been as rosy since.

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February 3, 2015
Who's Out to Get Russia?
Who's Out to Get Russia?

As oil prices drop, the Russian economy finds itself facing an ever bleaker future. Is someone targeting Russia? Russian bloggers weigh in.

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January 31, 2015
An Amazing Ride!
An Amazing Ride!

We have just finished our 45-day Kickstarter project for the book Red Star Tales, and we are speechless. Almost.

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January 15, 2015
Trotsky on Trotskyites
Trotsky on Trotskyites

How can you be accused of wanting to restore the bourgeoisie when all you've said is that the current policy isn't anti-bourgeoisie enough? Leon Trotsky responds to the nonsense dominating Soviet courtrooms in the 1930's.
 

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