Joseph Stalin

A look at some of the world’s most notorious dictators

<b>The people of Zimbabwe exploded into the streets to celebrate as Robert Mugabe’s reign of terror finally came to an end.</b><p>During his near four decades …

Kim Il-sung

The story of FK Qarabag: How a team born from war now prepares to host Chelsea in the Champions League

Miles from anywhere, Aghdam’s Imarat Stadium lies in ruins.<p>If things had been different, the old Soviet-era ground might have been preparing this …

Soccer

Sports Class present a full Marek Kocak part at Stalin Square

Sports Class‘ Czech ambassador Marek Kocak with a full part filmed entirely at Stalin Square. Featuring guest appearances from Tom Snape, Roman …

Skateboarding

16 Quotes That Will Give You an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Sometimes it's hard to show gratitude. These quotes should put you in a thankful mood.<p>This time of year is supposed to be a season of gratitude, but too often it becomes a time of nothing but stress. Some people need reminders of how to keep perspective, stay positive, and revel in life's joy.<p>Not …

Happiness

Why Stalin Starved Ukraine

History is a battleground, perennially fought over, endlessly contested. Nowhere does this aphorism hold true more than in Russia. A majority of …

Russia

BreakPoint: Communism’s Failed Promise

This week marked a century since one of the darkest chapters in human history began, and a truly evil worldview was put into practice.‘A Different …

Conservative View

Stalin Museum: The creepy attraction in Georgia that still worships the communist leader like a god

“Stalin. Very good poet,” our guide declares in a monotone, hooded eyes a testament to post-Soviet apathy. “Also, beautiful singing voice.” She …

Russia

Billionaire to Win Either Way Whether Electric Cars Boom or Bust

There are two major reasons mining billionaire Vladimir Potanin is within a hair’s breadth of regaining his ranking as Russia’s richest tycoon this …

Electric Vehicles

Charles Manson’s Radical Chic

Some on the left adored him, before and after the murders.<p>The history of the postwar period is the history of the struggle against Communism. What’s …

Conservative View

The Bolshevik Revolution and a century of death and destruction

Until a century ago, Karl Marx was an unpracticed intellectual, a prolix babbler who’s thoughts remained an ideal rather than a reality. Then came …

History

Memories of Thanksgivings Abroad and In Between

New Yorker writers share stories of holiday feasts spent straddling cultures.<p>An Expats’ Feast in Paris<p>Thanksgiving is a regular old workday in Paris. The weather is often gray. There are never inflatable balloons, or Lions/Cowboys games. I remember tweeting into the void about Brussels sprouts and …

Culture

Book Nook: Red Famine - Stalin's War with Ukraine, by Anne Applebaum

In 1929 the Soviet dictator Stalin began the process of what was known as the collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union. There was a lot of …

Russia

Today in Conservative Media: More Goodbyes to Bad Men

<i>A</i> <b>daily roundup</b> <i>of the biggest stories in right-wing media.</i><p>Conservative outlets continued to follow various sexual harassment and assault scandals on …

Leeann Tweeden

Holodomor ‘one of the darkest chapters in human history'

The famine is long over, but a certain hunger still remains.<p>A hunger for memory and learning. The Ukrainian community wants — needs — the world to …

Canadian News

7 great mustaches that define Russian history - Russia Beyond

Facial hair has been a potent topic throughout Russian history. To Ivan the Terrible, a man without a beard was a heretic; under Peter the Great, a bearded man was considered an uncultured boor.<p>The stand-alone mustache, on the other hand, took a while to work its way into Russian men’s<p>grooming,and …

Russia

10 Peculiar Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Famous Leaders

With the recent release of records relating to JFK’s assassination in 1963, conspiracy theorists everywhere are probably holding thumbs that some of …

List-Worthy

Remembering the Holodomor, 85 years after the start of the Ukrainian genocide

Mournful hymns echoed through the Legislative Building as members of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian community gathered for a service in remembrance of the …

Canadian News

The Mary, Queen of Scots cover up – and why hidden paintings keep being found

An exciting discovery for British history buffs: an unfinished portrait believed to be of Mary, Queen of Scots has been revealed under a 16th-century …

Artists

Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’

The honorary president of Russia’s Olympic Committee believes the man responsible for exposing the country’s state-sponsored doping program should be …

Russia

Europe indifferent to migration issue: Minister

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu criticized on Nov. 16 the indifference of Western countries to the migration issue, which has forced …

Turkey

Trucks of the Soviet Union: the definitive history

Russia

The Making of the Russian Revolution

The story of the October Revolution of 1917 is as much one of the masses of Russia taking their future in their own hands as it is of Lenin – who had …

Russia

Flames and Famine: On Laura Engelstein and Anne Applebaum - Los Angeles Review of Books

ON A RECENT BOOK TOUR in Germany, I gave an interview to a reporter from <i>Neues Deutschland</i>, for over 40 years the official newspaper of the Socialist …

Books

Russian 'Death of Stalin' Distributor Plans January Release

Volga is currently working on dubbing, after which it will apply for an exhibition license despite earlier calls for banning the movie in …

Russia

Arguments against evolution, and why they’re wrong

I have a reputation for scepticism about scientific findings. I do not believe that just because something appears in a peer-reviewed journal, it is …

Evolution

Russia spent $50 billion on the Sochi Olympics. It might actually have been worth it.

SOCHI, Russia — On a warm autumn afternoon, skipper Anton Romanov nudged his 23-foot Aquador powerboat out of the relentless roll of the Black Sea and toward the harbor.<p>Dead ahead lay the busy port of Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Russia’s most popular resort, with its restaurants, …

World News

After death do us part: How Russian embalmers preserve Lenin and his ‘colleagues’ - Russia Beyond

While alive, the USSR’s founder Vladimir Lenin – who died in January 1924 – never expressed any will to be preserved after death. His widow Nadezhda Krupskaya even wrote a letter to Politburo: “I sincerely ask you not to turn your grief for Lenin into worshipping his personality. It was a burden …

Russia

15 Times Thor Absolutely DESTROYED Other Superheroes

Thanks to the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor Odinson has gone from being a C-list hero to one of Marvel’s most popular. …

Comics

How Putin’s Attempts at Deception Failed in Ukraine

Concealment, imitation and disinformation – tactics known as <i>maskirovka</i> – were part of a Soviet doctrine used by their military and intelligence …

Russia

Chalkboard Lesson: Here’s How Antifa Went From Trying to Stop Hitler to Throwing Poop-Bombs at Starbucks

During World War II, the United States teamed up with Joseph Stalin – the brutal communist dictator of the Soviet Union who was responsible for the …

Adolf Hitler