Soviet Union

Christopher Silvester shows how Konchalovsky has one of the strangest careers in world cinema

Jeremy Black says McMeekin’s account provides tough reading for anybody endorsing the Guardian’s view of history

Soviet cinema reveals to the West that life in the USSR was not all grey, unsmiling misery; instead, the Soviets were just like us

New music was not officially muted in the Soviet Union. It just got left at home, says Norman Lebrecht

The wealthy young Americans who laboured for decades to help the communist cause

Morton Sobell went on trial for espionage with the Rosenbergs. His devotion to communism fascinated me

Alexander Adams on Soviet Brutalism and where to read about it

Vasily Grossman was not only a great correspondent in World War Two but a courageous dissident

Professor Jeremy Black picks-over the evidence with Graham Stewart