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Benjamin Nathans

Benjamin Nathans, currently a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany, is completing To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause, a history of the Soviet dissident movement. (April 2020)

Supporters of the Memorial Society taking part in an International Workers’ Day march, Moscow, May 1990

Profiles in Decency

Pravo na Pamiat [The Right to Memory]

a documentary film directed by Ludmila Gordon

Meeting Gorbachev

a documentary film directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer

April 23, 2020 issue

The Jockey Club, Nairobi, Kenya, 1988

Rewriting Human Rights

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

by Samuel Moyn

Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights

by David Kinley

December 5, 2019 issue

Varlam Shalamov, 1970s

To Hell and Back

Kolyma Stories: Volume One

by Varlam Shalamov, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Donald Rayfield

December 6, 2018 issue

Vladimir Putin

The Real Power of Putin

Nine recent books examine his rise and the direction of Russian politics

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

by Steven Lee Myers

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

by Anne Garrels

Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes

by Vladimir Gel’man

The Strong State in Russia: Development and Crisis

by Andrei P. Tsygankov

Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West

by Walter Laqueur

The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship Under Yeltsin and Putin

by David Satter

Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism

by Charles Clover

Russia and the New World Disorder

by Bobo Lo

Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

by Agnia Grigas

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