A canon of themes established in Ukrainian cinema from the 1920s to the 1970s remain central to the country’s perceived difference from Russia
What are Russia’s motives and ambitions in annexing Crimea?
Alexander Werth’s unique eyewitness account of the Battle of Leningrad releases this week.
David Patrikarakos has written for the New Statesman on how the MH17 disaster turned a conflict global.
As Mikhail Khodorkovsky gets involved in the Ukraine crisis, is he jeopardising the possibility of reconciling democracy and patriotism in Russia?
A Spy in the Archives has been shortlisted for this year’s Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.
The timing of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s release from prison raised many questions. So what were Putin’s motives, and now a free man what role can we expect Khodorkovsky to play in Russia’s future?
In 1968, Sheila Fitzpatrick was ‘outed’ by a Soviet newspaper as a spy. A graduate student at the time, her experiences are collected in her memoir, A Spy in the Archives.
Ritual hazings, sauna parties and missed appointments – how much of an advantage is it to be an art historian researching contemporary artists?
Out in paperback later this month, read an extract from Stephen F. Cohen’s critically acclaimed The Victims Return