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Ukraine, Politics of History and Jewish Identity: A Personal Story

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Sadly, many Ukrainians have little knowledge of their own country's colorful past and tend to promote a rather monolithic and narrow-minded view of history based solely upon the Ukrainian ethnic experience. Perhaps it would be more productive to delve into the country's rich interethnic experience so as to foster greater understanding between Ukrainians and minority populations.

Hybrid War: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

A real revolution in military affairs for the United States is urgently needed. And that revolution must start with the civilian side of the government, not the Pentagon.

Lubyanka Runs the New Russia, Much Like the Old Soviet Union

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Even during the worst of the U.S.S.R. the square was more symbolic than threatening. For the most part no one went to the Kremlin to die. Very different, however, is Lubyanka, just a short walk up Teatralny Proezd past the Bentley and Maserati dealerships.

Bury Lenin's Body: The Symbol of Communism Should No Longer Mock Humanity

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Someday Russians will be free. Not just from Communism, but also less forms of authoritarianism. Liberation will come only through the Russian people's own efforts, however, not from the West. Only they can make their own future. The day liberty arrives will be the real Russian Revolution.

The Islamic State: Existential or Exaggerated Danger?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The threat of IS may be exaggerated. But if effective action is not taken now, IS will become existential. And that threat will extend far beyond the Middle East.

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are tho...

Good Bye, Lenin! Protesters Topple Soviet Statues Across Ukraine

Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

Last week, as Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych tried to hang on to power, opposition protesters tore down statues of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Le...

Lenin

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Daniel N. Nelson

Lenin was recently beheaded. Well, his statute. In Kyiv. Too bad, but overdue. Why didn't the Ukrainians do this earlier... say twenty years ago?

À la vie: From Lévy to Lévy, the Lives of Benny Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I say that he was one of the most impressive people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting, a man whose absence leaves a void that nothing can fill, or probably ever will.

Vladimir Lenin Gets A Leo DiCaprio Makeover

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.19.2013 | Arts

The Propeller Group, a trio of multimedia artists based in Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles, first caught our attention with their tongue-in-cheek vid...

Sculpting Jay-Z, Warhol and Lenin in Wonderbread

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Although young Polish artist Milena Korolczuk is best known for her works in film, she has recently turned a more unconventional medium: Wonderbread.

Sculpting Jay-Z, Warhol and Lenin in Wonderbread

Marina Cashdan | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

Although young Polish artist Milena Korolczuk is best known for her works in film, she has recently turned a more unconventional medium: Wonderbread.

PHOTOS 9 Most Evil Rulers In History

Gilbert Alter-Gilbert | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Gilbert Alter-Gilbert

The notion of dictators as "criminals" is imprecise because, while their behavior might be considered criminal in the public court of opinion, they are technically "above the law" or, in another sense, they are synonymous with the law, since a dictator's will and the law of the land are, for all practical purposes, one and the same.

What Killed Lenin?

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press BALTIMORE — Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contra...

Putin's Friends

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Four Shots of Vodka

Lionel Beehner | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
Lionel Beehner

The fall of 1991 I came down from the Urals, exhausted but also exhilarated from the alpine hike. I walked into a Russian village at the foothills. Upon seeing my visage, the villagers declared I was extremely ill.

After 80 Years Russians Wonder: Is It Time To Bury Vladimir Lenin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A new poll sponsored by the pro-Kremlin party is asking Russians to vote on whether it's time to bury Vladimir Lenin. The embalmed bod...

For Russia With a Smile

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alastair Humphreys

This week Russia won the right to host the first ever World Cup in Eastern Europe. Some of my happiest (and hardest) traveling memories go back to the three winter months I spent in the Far East and Siberia.

The Evil Master

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

One of the most frequent topics of discussions when talking about Cuba, is whether the reality in which we live can really be called "socialist." For...

Earth Day and Lenin's Birthday: Coincidence or Something More?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
Harmon Leon

Conservatives are actually pissed off at the entire notion of celebrating Earth Day.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not...

Lenin Statue Kills Belarusian Man

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus — A massive statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin collapsed on a man who was hanging from it Monday, killing him on the spot, a...

Chavez: My Next Gift For Obama Will Be Lenin Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez says he has a new book for President Barack Obama: "What is to be Done?" by communist Vladimir Lenin,...