USSR

Alexei Navalny doesn’t seek to avoid prison, but to defeat Putin.

Jan. 26 2021 12:01AM

A newly translated memoir of the gulag should (but probably won’t) remind those who still flirt with Communism what exactly they’re endorsing.

Jan. 26 2021 12:01AM

How a much-lauded historian with a genius for identifying similarities—but no eye for differences—misreads Jewish history.

Nov. 12 2020 12:01AM

Thanks to a small group of dedicated rabbis.

April 15 2019 12:01AM

Peretz Markish and the Schneersons.

Aug. 24 2016 12:01AM

In 1928, a “Jewish autonomous region” was set up in the far east to provide a home for Soviet Jewry. But, as a new book describes, it was no solution at all.

Aug. 11 2016 12:01AM

To understand why religion will never die, one need only look at the unrelenting efforts of Communist regimes to criminalize and crush faith; they failed.

Roger Scruton
June 6 2014 12:01AM

The fate of Christians and Jews under Communism should serve as a lesson to contemporary atheists for whom persecution is only another word for religion.

Diane Weber Bederman
Feb. 19 2014 12:01AM

“I could not be number-one [in chess], so I tried physics. And when I understood I would not be number-one in physics, I decided to. . .

Jan. 14 2014 12:00AM

While publicly feuding with Egypt’s Anwar Sadat, privately the USSR was preparing the ground for a war that began 40 years ago this week and. . .

Spyridon Mitsotakis
Oct. 8 2013 12:00AM

Seth Lipsky’s new biography of Abraham Cahan, founder of the Forverts, sheds light on his break with Marxist orthodoxy and anti-Zionism to form a new,. . .

Jonathan Brent
Oct. 8 2013 12:00AM

Vasily Grossman’s magnum opus, Life and Fate, ranks among the greatest novels ever written about World War II. The USSR banned it—among other reasons, for. . .

Sam Sacks
June 27 2013 12:00AM

The Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from Nazi Hungary died in Soviet custody in 1947. New revelations from Hungary’s archives may explain why he was there.

Malin Rising
June 26 2013 12:00AM