Sergei Loznitsa’s new found-footage documentary illuminates Soviet life in the immediate aftermath of the dictator’s death.
She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.
Millions of doses of Russia’s pioneering coronavirus vaccine have gone abroad, strengthening the country’s influence at the expense of its people.
Tolkien fans received an unexpected gift with the rediscovery of an all-but-forgotten 1991 production. They were also left with questions, like “why is Gollum wearing a lettuce on his head?”
Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.
The human touch was at the heart of everything achieved by George Shultz, the former secretary of state who died on Saturday.
In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can’t move on until we admit what he really did.
Imagery from the Cold War’s Corona satellites is helping scientists fill in how we have changed our planet in the past half century.
The Museum of Modern Art debuts a transformative acquisition of Soviet, Polish, German and Dutch graphic arts from after World War I.
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.
The former Navy intelligence analyst served 30 years in prison for stealing American secrets during the Cold War. Some of them ultimately ended up with the Soviet government.
“A lot of things were taken away from Ukraine, but they will not take our borscht,” said a chef who is leading a drive to recognize the soup as a Ukrainian cultural heritage.
Armenians and Azerbaijanis coexisted in Soviet days. But conflict over the disputed territory exploded in the late 1980s, leaving festering wounds that have erupted anew.
Without engagement from the United States, the region may be engulfed in war.
In “The Lenin Plot” Barnes Carr tells the mostly unknown story of America’s intervention in the earliest days of the Soviet Union.
Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament.
Once a vast prison ground for political exiles, the banks of the Ket River are now home to a range of solitary settlements.
Much visited in an earlier era of space exploration, the planet has been overlooked in recent decades.
A Russian nuclear energy agency released formerly classified footage of the Soviet Union’s 1961 Tsar Bomba test.
Employees of state-controlled institutions are on strike, demanding that the president step down.
Amid heavy repression and the most serious dissent in President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s 26 years in power, a government exit poll said he had won almost 80 percent of the vote.
Conservatism always contained the seeds of authoritarianism.
His threat to democracy is nothing to laugh at.
As we celebrate freedom, speaking freely is in danger.
Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades.
In this election year, the key for American politicians to understanding Cuba’s politics is understanding its people and the promises of a better life that were not kept.
A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic.
A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19.