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Orlando Figes' New Introduction to the Centenary Edition of A People's Tragedy

Continuing our sequence of posts inspired by the events that swept Russia a century ago, we’re pleased to present, in full, Orlando Figes’ new introduction to what has to be his most highly-regarded work - A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, re-released this year in an appropriately stunning new edition. ‘Elaborately researched, rigorously structured, coherently argued, it presents an overwhelmingly comprehensive view of one of the most important and complicated of all modern events.’ – The Guardian

Read Red Love

Read an extract from Maxim Leo's Red Love: The Story of an East German Family where the author his recalls arrest and interrogation...

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: Poisoned Madeleines

Food and taste play an enormous part in our daily lives, and help shape our memories even, or perhaps especially, when good meals are scarce as Anya Von Bremzen's unique and poignant memoir explores...

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