Russian history, Russian culture, Moscow today: a Cambridge historian's blog

The Jews of Ukraine and the Soviet past

When Jews came out of the synagogue in Donetsk a few days ago, they were met by men in black masks distributing leaflets. The terrifying message was simple: register with … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ukraine and Russia: sibling nations in the life of Nikita Khrushchev

Ukraine and Russia are ‘kin’, according to Andrew Wilson, a leading specialist from University College London, writing in 2005: they are ‘sibling nations rather than two parts of the same … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment