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Three Books, Three Ladies On My Nightstand

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

For some mysterious reason, three dramatically different books ended up on my nightstand -- three books written by three authors, all of them women. O...

Putin Is a Soviet Leader for the 21st Century

Maxim Trudolyubov | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Maxim Trudolyubov

MOSCOW -- Today's Russia rejects Western-style competition, the rule of law and independent institutions while allowing capitalism and certain changes to economic and social policy under strictly controlled limits. The result is an attempt to strengthen the Soviet experiment and take it to its logical conclusion. Thus, the Putin regime defines "better" not in absolute terms, but as improving upon the performance of former Soviet leaders.

A Queer Orthodoxy: Post-Soviet Russian Art Movement 'Club of Friends' Reunited in London

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Kevin Childs

And so was born a new "unofficial" underground movement, the New Artists or, as they would become known, the Club of Friends.

Poll: A Majority Of Russians Miss The Soviet Empire

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

A majority of Russians think it's a real shame the USSR isn't around anymore, according to a survey released by Pew Global Research on Thursday. Out o...

Wayne Thiebaud, Frida Kahlo: Art Calories Galore

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let me ask you, my friends, what would happen if I presented you with a rich variety of the most delicious eye-catching pies, candies, and many other ...

This Exists: Leninade, The Soviet-Themed Soda

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

Yes, folks. There's a Soviet-themed soda called Leninade, and it's very real. To drive the point home, it's produced by a company called Real Sodas (r...

'Littlest Refusenik' On Kennedy: 'He Saved My Life'

CNN | Elizabeth Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- She was called "the littlest refusenik," one of the many Soviet Jews denied permission to leave the Soviet Union becaus...

Did the Inglorious N.O.P. Bust a Cap in Health Care Reform?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

From a branding perspective, is this really how the Republican Party wants to be defined? Hate speech -- true hate speech -- should never be tolerated in any form.