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McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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 Irony of Current Russian-Ukrainian Relations

John Brown | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
John Brown

In all the wise commentary on the tragic Russia-Ukraine situation, I have seen few observations (admissions?) that 20th-century Ukraine is essentially a Soviet geopolitical construction.

Interview: What Will It Take to Rein in Rightwing Nationalism in Ukraine?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Recently, I caught up with Marko Bojcun, a Ukraine expert and political scientist at London Metropolitan University. Bojcun has worked in Ukraine on and off for 20 years, and was recently shouted down by rightists in a Kiev bookstore when he attempted to engage in a discussion about the historic role of Leon Trotsky.

Apostle Paul and the Bible: Fundamentalism = Anti-Intellectualism

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Inerrancy, literalism, or unexamined belief in the Bible, why does Fundamentalism still have a strong hold on so many Christians today?

Biden Was Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It may not have solved everything, but dividing Iraq up at least had the best chance for success. It might have allowed what is happening now to have happened in a more organized fashion, with a lot less violence and death. Or, to put it another way, Joe Biden was right.

Heroes of the Great Patriotic War

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

At the University of Southern California (USC), a giant story of Jewish history has been writ large in a small exhibition titled "Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army during WWII."

Vienna 1913: Monumental Historical Figures

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

An amazing recent discovery of a handwritten diary from 1913 proves that such historic personalities as Freud, Adler, Wittgenstein, Hitler, Stalin, Schoenberg, Berg, Kokoschka, Klimt and Schiele knew each other intimately.

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

Overcoming the Emotions That Discourage Us From Giving to Those in Need

David Ropeik | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
David Ropeik

Studies have found that people donate more to save two lives out of four potential victims, than to save the same two lives if they are two of 1,700 possible victims.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Why Pacifism Was Modified: Vladimir Putin

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Strict pacifism's weaknesses glare when we review a bygone era that ran on different assumptions: The fascist threat rendered the political Left less dovish in the 1930s.

McCain: Situation In Ukraine 'Hearkens Back To The Days Of Adolf Hitler And Joseph Stalin'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Friday that the crisis in Ukraine resembles the geopolitical factors at play when Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin led...

Adventures in the Crimean Peninsula, a Reminiscence of Time Spent in the 'Gem of the Soviet Union' with the Crimean Tatars.

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

With the headlines speaking of a Russian invasion of the Crimea, I fear for the ancient Tatars who warmly welcomed me to their communities and hope they don't find themselves again facing repression at the hands of their historic oppressors, the Russians.

Gorbachev Threatens 'Daily Show' Reporter

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The Sochi Olympics have done little to improve the uneasy feelings many Americans have felt towards Russia since the Cold War. But as Jason Jones of "...

Obama Linked To Stalin In Facebook Ad For Conservatives' Event

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Publicity for an event sponsored by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity served up a blunt Obama-is-a-communist message over the weekend,...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

12 Biopics You Forgot Existed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment

Now that the much-anticipated "Behind the Candelabra" has tickled the ivories of critical acclaim, having seen praise at the Cannes Film Festival and ...

LOOK: Churchill & Stalin's Wild Drunken Night

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

Two years before Yalta, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met for a late-night wartime meeting. Their mission? Drink lots of wine, according to new ...

Putin and Stalin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Why Moscow Is Important to Pyongyang

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If war were to break out, the presumed influx of refugees into Russia could create a humanitarian crisis and a burdensome price tag for the Kremlin -- just as it would for China. Russia is similarly vulnerable to any radiation that may blow from the peninsula on to Russian territory.

Three Leadership Steps for Peace in Korea

Charles Knight | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Charles Knight

Before you take your next steps to deal with the Korean situation reflect on Cold War history of American reaction to our perception of a powerful threat.

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.