Soviet Union

Campaign Diary: The sinking of the decaying Soviet-era warship symbolises Russia’s military malaise

The war in Ukraine shows tragic parallels to the earlier conflict

Campaign Diary: Russia is playing a long game and tapping into its Soviet past

He discusses exile, the horrors of totalitarianism and why Russophobia is not the answer

Music and ethnicity are both more complex than nationalism allows

War in Ukraine is but the next step in the Soviet empire’s 30 year march

Putin learned post-Cold War warfare from the West

The great writer’s intellectual heirs warn that collective rights obscure individual suffering

Laurence Sterne’s 250-year-old masterpiece is a radical, riotous celebration of liberty loathed by both Nazis and communists

Boris Yeltsin’s path to the end of the Soviet Union, and the dawn of a new Russia that led, unerringly, to the despotic power we see today