Beyond the Kremlin

Russia past and present, from a historian in Cambridge

About the blog

Russia is at the centre of world events. What about its history?

Some of these posts are topical examples of how the Russian past has created the Russian present.

Others provide snippets from my research. They offer snapshots of life during the Russian and Soviet past, explaining their context and significance.

And others link directly to my university teaching on the Soviet Union, and, more generally, on modern European history.

Of course, all views are my own (and explicitly not those of the University of Cambridge or any of its constituent institutions).