Robin Ashenden

Robin Ashenden is founder and former editor of the Central and Eastern European London Review

Robin Ashenden whiled away a forced sojourn in Georgia by feasting on the back catalogue of Desert Island Discs and compiling a list of his favourite guests

Joseph Stalin has been recast in Russia not as a bloodsoaked tyrant, but as a strong, effective leader

Robin Ashenden talks to the prescient Lionel Shriver about cancel culture

On the 50th anniversary of his death – what should we make of Nikita Khrushchev?

Robin Ashenden says the critic would have declared war on an ill-judged edict

We need a new Hoskyns-inspired intervention to deal with today’s cultural crisis