Most Russians are simply indifferent to the 1917 revolution as a topic of interest and as a political event worthy of commemoration.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Moscow’s metro is adorned with mosaics, marble statues, and stained glass which showcases the story of the Soviet Union.
Popular recollections of better, gentler time are not unique to the post-socialist experience, but here they suggest the Soviet everyday is just as redeemable as Soviet heroism.
Lawmakers who introduced the draft law have cited polls showing a majority opposed the presence of the corpse in the heart of the Russian capital.
The popular upsurge of the late 1960s, while spectacular, had many paradoxes, and eventually was stymied by the bind of a universal ‘line’ and the parliamentary framework of rule.
Imperialism Past and Present challenges several existing notions about empires, colonists and imperialists, making it an interesting read.