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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Dedicated to Anna Yegorova and my beloved авиатриссы, on the 70th anniversary of Russia’s Victory Day 

Anna’s blazing Ilyushin attack plane spun toward the earth, and she burned and tumbled with it. 788 more words

Soviet History

New Publication: Morrison on the legacy of the Russian empire

Our colleague Dr Alexander Morrison has just published a chapter in an edited volume:

“The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union: too soon to talk of echoes?”, in: K. 32 more words

Soviet History

Melanie Ilic at BASEES conference 2015

Last weekend, I attended the annual British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) conference at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge. The BASEES conference now serves as the major European platform for researchers in Russian and East European area studies and the number of delegates is growing steadily. 254 more words

Melanie Ilic

Journey Into the Whirlwind, by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg

Journey Into the Whirlwind is an autobiographical account of the Eugenia Ginzburg’s experiences during the Stalinist terror in the Soviet Union. Ultimately she was incarcerated for about twenty years in various prisons and then in labor camps in Siberia, but the book covers only the first three years or so of that. 1,599 more words


New Communist History Online Resources

Just a quick post to let those interested in Communist history that there are two new online resources to play with!

Firstly, the Russian Archives have now made… 148 more words

Contemporary History