Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney and the author of numerous books about Soviet and twentieth-century history. Mischka’s War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York was published last year. (April 2018)

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From Moscow with Love

Chiang Kai-shek’s son, Jiang Jingguo, with his Belarusian wife, Faina Vakhreva, whom he met at a machine-building plant in the Urals in the early 1930s

Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution

by Elizabeth McGuire
In the conventional political history of Sino-Soviet relations, 1926 and 1927 were years of increasing strain. Stalin and the Comintern supported an alliance formed in 1923 between China’s nationalist Kuomintang party (KMT) and the Chinese Communists to oppose the European “imperialists” and the warlords who dominated northern China and unify …