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Soviet Union


Is this the most miserable place on earth?

Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.


“The Last Man in Russia”

Francis Phillips | 08 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: alcoholism, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
Russia is dying. Its population is shrinking. Its people are drinking themselves to death. Why?


The Fall of the Soviet Empire

Francis Phillips | 04 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: 1989, Eastern Europe, Soviet Union
Lenin was an expert in kindling revolutions, but he would have been puzzled by the one which took place in 1989 in Eastern Europe. 


The Whisperers

Francis Phillips | 11 January 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Soviet Union
Everyday family life in Stalin's Russia was a torment. 


From the shadows of Stalin’s Russia

Francis Phillips | 01 February 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Soviet Union
A lost diary and a memoir of lost ancestors put flesh on tragic themes of the 20th century.


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