The "park of fallen heroes" is the ironical name Muscovites have given to the patch of waste land across Krymsky Val from Gorky Park, where the statues of Soviet leaders are dumped.
One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History
TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
Geotherapy: Russia's Neuroses, and Ours
An ambition, inordinate and immense, one of those ambitions whichcould only possibly spring in the bosoms of the oppressed, and couldonly find nourishment in the miseries of a whole nation, ferments inthe heart of the Russian people.
Seeing Red, Review of John E. Haynes' Red Scare or Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era
Russia's Military Nadir: The Meaning of the Chechen Debacle
"In war the moral is to the physical as ten to one.
The Russian Boys and Their Last Poet
The recently deceased Joseph Brodsky was a man who overcame formidable obstacles on his way to becoming a great Russian poet and Nobel Laureate...
No Illusions: Russia's Student Generation
As Russia navigates its current time of troubles, the identity of its youth, especially the elite in higher education, takes on greater importance than at any time since 1917.