Soviet Union

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

Could an editor not rescue Jonathan Haslam’s new book from triteness?

The origins of a soviet leader revered as a visionary reformer in the west, but reviled as a weak American puppet in his native land

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