Priests Once Aligned With Russia Come Under Suspicion in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church was once a dominant force in the country, but now officials suspect that some priests may be collaborating with Russia.

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Russia’s War on Ukraine Shows That It Is Fascist

If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

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They Survived the Holocaust. Now, They Are Fleeing to Germany.

A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.

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Bristling Against the West, China Rallies Domestic Sympathy for Russia

China’s Communist Party is mounting an ideological campaign aimed at officials and students. The message: The country will not turn its back on Russia.

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Putin’s War on Ukraine Means to Erase My Country’s History

Ukraine’s history is filled with waves of repression.

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What Makes Me a Monster

Stalin had it. So did Pablo Escobar. And my psoriasis has led me to live a life in shadows. 

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The War on History Is a War on Democracy

A scholar of totalitarianism argues that new laws restricting the discussion of race in American schools have dire precedents in Europe.

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‘State Funeral’ Review: Saying Goodbye to Stalin

Sergei Loznitsa’s new found-footage documentary illuminates Soviet life in the immediate aftermath of the dictator’s death.

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Born in Soviet Exile, They Might Die in a Russian One

Many victims of Stalin’s gulag are still unable to return to their families’ hometowns. Despite a court order, Moscow isn’t helping them.

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Along Russia’s ‘Road of Bones,’ Relics of Suffering and Despair

The Kolyma Highway in the Russian Far East once delivered tens of thousands of prisoners to the work camps of Stalin’s gulag. The ruins of that cruel era are still visible today.

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Managing the Bedbugs, Bathroom Shortages and Big Egos at Yalta

“The Daughters of Yalta,” by Catherine Grace Katz, recounts the events of the 1945 conference from the perspective of three daughters of Allied leaders who proved themselves indispensable.

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Glimpses of the Isolated Communities Along a Remote Siberian River

Once a vast prison ground for political exiles, the banks of the Ket River are now home to a range of solitary settlements.

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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

Bully and ignore the experts, and send in the quacks.

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Remembering Poland’s Doomed Fight Against the Nazis

Roger Moorhouse’s “Poland 1939” looks back at the very beginning of World War II to understand what happened and what might have happened.

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In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed

“Waging war on bronze men doesn’t make your life any more moral or just,” one observer noted. “It does nothing really.”

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Looking Back on 16 Days That Shaped History

An exhibition at the palace that hosted the Potsdam Conference at the end of World War II examines the event’s far-reaching impact.

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He Found One of Stalin’s Mass Graves. Now He’s in Jail.

The discovery by Yuri Dmitriev, after years of searching, “has clearly made some people very uncomfortable,” his daughter says.

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