There is much talk of Russia's newly rich and sadly poor. But little is heard of its nascent middle class. And what better time to investigate this than on the 80th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, which sought to annhilate the country's middle class?
They are certainly not great works of art, but they are intriguing pieces of history -- cartoons and caricatures drawn by early Soviet leaders while sitting in droning meetings. Publisher here for the first time outside Russia.
Edward E. Ericson
Thirty-five years ago this month, a little book was published that changed Russia forever. On the anniversary of the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, we asked two esteemed observers to offer their views on the great writer's legacy.
The 1917 Bolshevik coup d’etat is arguably the most important event of our century. As historian Richard Pipes has written, “had there not been a Russian Revolution, there would very likely have been no National Socialism; probably no Second World War and no decolonization; and certainly no Cold War, which once dominated our lives."
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All the news that fits from all across Russia.
Soviet style folklore & slang that is still in use in Russia today.
Try this interesting Russian variation next time you want to make baked potatoes.
A biography of Patriarch Tikhon (1865-1925).
In the final installment of this tour of towns of the Russian North, William Brumfield takes us to Totma, a former salt-producing center now struggling for an identity.
We asked some travel experts where to go off the beaten path in the Northern Capital.
A look back at October 1997, a tumultuous month in Russian politics.
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