May 27, 2021 issue
Amy Knight is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Her most recent book is Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder (2017). (January 2020)
The Secret Files of the Soviet Union
Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity
by Vladimir Bukovsky, translated from the Russian by Alyona Kojevnikov
January 16, 2020 issue
The Price of Doing Business in Russia: Prison
Mike Calvey’s detention has caused alarm in the Russian financial community. This makes the virtual silence of the US State Department, which has made no comment on the case beyond acknowledging the fact of his arrest, all the more shocking.
March 4, 2019
The Crime of the Century
On the killing of Boris Nemtsov
The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers: An Exploration of Russia’s “Crime of the 21st Century”
by John B. Dunlop
The Man Who Was Too Free
a documentary film written by Mikhail Fishman and directed by Vera Krichevskaya
March 21, 2019 issue
Navalny, Anti-Rutabaga Candidate
This is the third time this year that Russian authorities have put Aleksei Navalny, the charismatic anti-corruption crusader who has declared himself a candidate for the Russian presidency, behind bars. Rather than intimidate him, the arrests seem to embolden him.
October 12, 2017
A Show Trial in Moscow
As the sensational trial of former Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukaev continued this week in Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court, it seemed more and more like a replay of the infamous show trials of the Stalin period—the charges bogus, the outcome predetermined.
September 8, 2017
Fatal Russian Poison in London: The Report
The Litvinenko Inquiry: Report into the Death of Alexander Litvinenko
by Sir Robert Owen
April 21, 2016 issue
Putin: Strong and Weak
Despite their country’s economic crisis, Russians still overwhelmingly support Putin, resting on the illusion that somehow he can recreate former economic well-being. But presidential elections are not scheduled until March 2018. Will Putin be able to sustain this illusion until then?
February 23, 2016
Stalin: His Daughter & His Crimes
Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
by Rosemary Sullivan
Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator
by Oleg V. Khlevniuk, translated from the Russian by Nora Seligman Favorov
November 19, 2015 issue
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