Soviet Union (USSR)

Providence & The Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago this week, God brought down the Berlin Wall. Few expected he would, or at least not so…

The Five Books on Russia You Should Read
The Five Books on Russia You Should Read

Russia has historically been a challenging topic for scholars. Geographically, most of Russia lies in continental Asia, but culturally most…

Better Relations Between Government and Church in Soviet Russia

In a Byzantine relationship, a church can be forgiven for choosing not to denounce the government publicly. Henry Sloane Coffin…

Zionism & Bolshevism

Last evening I attended a talk at the Israeli Embassy by the great Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, who spent 9…

Russia, America & National Self-Criticism
Russia, America & National Self-Criticism

This week in Moscow there was the usual lavish military parade, bristling with missiles and other weaponry, commemorating victory in…

A Bold Step in the Right Direction, but not Without Flaws: A Historical Critique of Bitter Harvest
A Bold Step in the Right Direction, but not Without Flaws: A Historical Critique of Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest is a touching film about a tragic and important piece of history. That being said, it is undoubtedly not without several discernible weaknesses that detract from its overall quality.

Secret Soviet Genocide Brought to the Silver Screen: The Holodomor’s Hidden History behind Bitter Harvest
Secret Soviet Genocide Brought to the Silver Screen: The Holodomor’s Hidden History behind Bitter Harvest

Bitter Harvest professionally illustrates the Holodomor, one of 20th-century Europe’s central tragedies and one of the Soviet Union’s greatest crimes against humanity.

Ike’s Military Industrial Complex

Bret Baier’s new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission focuses on Ike’s 1961 farewell speech eschewing the “military industrial complex.”

Last Days of Stalin

At the moment of her father’s death, Josef Stalin’s daughter recalled: “He suddenly lifted his left hand as though he…