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Stalin More Popular In Russia Now Than At End Of Soviet Union

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- An opinion survey commissioned by the Carnegie Endowment says that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has remained widely admired in Russia and ot...

Happy Birthday Stalin

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

TBILISI, Georgia -- People across the vast territory where Josef Stalin once imposed his terror have marked the 133rd anniversary of the dictator's bi...

Orwell's Advice on How to Write in Revolutionary Times

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

America is at a crossroads. We are experiencing tensions, familiar to historians, between the haves and have-nots, and their respective allies. In his essay, Orwell described the age in which he lived as "tumultuous, revolutionary" -- just like ours.

LOOK: GOP Candidate Makes Outrageous Comparison

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Dr. Marisha Agana, who is running against Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), said Sunday President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of Stalin, Hitler and M...

Women in Chess: A Few Tales

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Lurking in the background, hiding their identity, they seem mysterious, magical, beautiful. At first, they observed the game from a distance, but as centuries went by, women were drawn closer to the chessboard.

Stalin Museum Will No Longer 'Glorify The Dictator'

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home

GORI, Georgia -- A museum that has honored Josef Stalin in Georgia since 1937 is being remodeled to exhibit the atrocities that were committed during ...

Stalin Notebooks Cause Stir In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW — School notebooks with a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the cover have been causing a controversy in Russia since they went...

Putin's Friends

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Want A Cast Of Stalin's Death Mask? It'll Cost You

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

Apparently the latest must-have item up for sale is a mold of a Russian communist leader's face. A cast of Joseph Stalin's death mask has been auct...

The 7 Most Overrated Time Magazine Persons of the Year

Mark Juddery | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media
Mark Juddery

It's that time again, when we start to ponder that age-old question: who will be Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Invoking Hitler's Name: A User's Guide

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

On November 9, celebrity chef Mario Batali made the mistake of comparing Wall Street bankers to Hitler. (He also threw Stalin in there, but let's keep this simple.)

Bankers Boycotting Batali Over Hitler Comparison

Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

Celebrity chef Mario Batali compared bankers to some of history's worst dictators Tuesday at a panel discussing who should be 2011 Time's Person Of Th...

Alexei Ratmansky's Disturbingly Revisionist The Bright Stream Delights Ballet World

Debra Levine | Posted 09.22.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Despite best efforts, California authorities (the people who brought you Ronald "Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev!" Reagan) could not put the kibosh on American Ballet Theatre's The Bright Stream.

Area 51: What REALLY Goes On At This Top Secret Military Base? (PHOTOS)

Annie Jacobsen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
Annie Jacobsen

AREA 51 sits inside of the largest government-controlled land parcel in the United States, the Nevada Test and Training Range. It's a little smaller than Connecticut, three times the size of Rhode Island, and more than twice the size of Delaware.

Captain America vs. Osama Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

It was easier during World War II. You knew who your enemies were--Hitler, Tojo, the Red Skull. And you knew who your allies were, too--Churchill, Stalin, the Submariner.

Manly Facial Hair: 11 Must-See Mustaches (PHOTOS)

Tom Cutler | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books
Tom Cutler

I've had my mustache for thirty-three years and I'm now used to street urchins flinging orange peel and contumely in my direction. But, as we say, if you can't take the abuse, don't grow the mustache.

Did Cognitive Condition Make Stalin More Ruthless?

The Independent | Shaun Walker In Moscow | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

It's one of the great questions of history, and indeed philosophy: what does it take to create a Hitler or a Stalin? What circumstances does it requir...

Propaganda: Art Of Gaddafi, Hussein And Kim Jong Il

BLTWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Gaddafi has posed beneath a giant gold fist in Tripoli, but he's hardly the first dictator to use art to create the illusion of victory. From Ramses I...

Impossible, Implausible Story of "The Desert of Forbidden Art"

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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Russia, Poland, and "Rehabilitation"

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

Will Russia and Poland finally close the book on Katyn with dignity? If so, it can serve as a beacon to a troubled world wrestling with closure to state-sponsored crimes.

Gadhafi and the LSE: A Cautionary Tale

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben S. Cohen

It was inevitable that the venerable London School of Economics would be rechristened the "Libyan School of Economics" the instant it embraced the financial largesse of the Gadhafi family.

How Our Leadership Can Solve the Budget Crisis -- And, Why They Won't

Bayard H. Waterbury, III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bayard H. Waterbury, III

I am an American, an aging American Baby Boomer. I was born in 1946, following the end of WWII. That was a tenuous time in American history, not unlike the present in the degree of challenges facing this country.

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Exhibition Spotlight: Artist Dimitri Kozyrev Explores Ruin, Geometry, And Stalin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: Last One WHO: Dimitri Kozyrev WHEN: March 10, 2011 - April 1, 2011 Opening reception on March 10, 2011 from 5-9pm WHERE: Benrimon Cont...

Lukashenko-Stalin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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