Interview with Roza Otunbayeva (Part One): from the USSR to Kyrgyzstan
A prominent stateswoman and diplomat, Roza Otunbayeva has had huge impact on the modern history of Kyrgyzstan and even served as President...
Stalin's war against his own people - on the 80th anniversary of the Great Terror
Stalin's brutal campaign against the Bolshevik power elite, which took place during the so-called "Great Terror", reminds of the events in France...
Azerbaijan’s Socialist past and its shade
A propaganda poster in Soviet Azerbaijan. In Russian, reading: “In 1936, we will turn Soviet Azerbaijan into a country with complete literacy” ...
A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
Despite its violent first half that experienced two world wars, the second part of the twentieth century was remarkably spared from witnessing...