The Red Trade Menace by H R Knickerbocker

The Red Trade Menace by H R Knickerbocker

The Red Trade Menace by H R Knickerbocker was published in 1931 and it contains the 24 articles he wrote as a series for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. These articles are about the first 5-year plan of the ussr. Thus, this…

The Forsaken by Tim Tzouliadis

The Forsaken by Tim Tzouliadis

The Forsaken by Tim Tzouliadis – From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin’s russia – is a book any American should read. It might sound a bit much, but it’s not. This book is about US as much as it…

Not worthy by Lubomyr Luciuk

Not worthy by Lubomyr Luciuk

Not worthy by Lubomyr Luciuk – Walter Duranty’s Pulitzer Prize and the New York Times – is a book published twenty years ago. It was edited by Lubomyr Luciuk, the Director of Research for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, who called for the stripping…

Internal colonization by Aleksandr Ėtkind

Internal colonization by Aleksandr Ėtkind

Internal colonization by Aleksandr Ėtkind – russia’s imperial experience – is a great book which might appeal to both academics and the ones who are interested in russia’s cultural history. This book was recommended to me by my supervisor and it is indeed very useful…

The Moscow correspondents by Whitman Bassow

The Moscow correspondents by Whitman Bassow

The Moscow correspondents by Whitman Bassow was a book I wanted to read for my studies. It is quite short and it was published in 1988, at the time when the soviet union still existed. Bassow was an American journalist in moscow and in this…

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway by David Satter

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway by David Satter

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway by David Satter – Russia and the Communist Past – was another book I read for my studies. This is such a lovely book and the author is a journalist, so the style is…

Killer in the Kremlin by John Sweeney

Killer in the Kremlin by John Sweeney

Killer in the Kremlin by John Sweeney – The Explosive Account of Putin’s Reign of Terror – is very different from the We Need to Talk About Putin by Mark Galeotti I reviewed recently. That one has looking at Putin’s imagine in the west. The…

Dancing for Stalin by Christina Ezrahi

Dancing for Stalin by Christina Ezrahi

Dancing for Stalin by Christina Ezrahi – A True Story of Extraordinary Courage and Survival in the Soviet Gulag – was a book I was very keen to read. The book is about Nina Anisimova, born in 1909 in St Petersburg, who was a classical…

The Anglo-Soviet Alliance by Colin Turbett

The Anglo-Soviet Alliance by Colin Turbett

The Anglo-Soviet Alliance by Colin Turbett* – Comrades and Allies during WW2. The book is very clear and really interesting, so I gave it a very well deserved 4 stars. I recommend it too because it offers an interesting perspective over the UK-USSR relations. The…