Louis Train reviews Pravda Ha Ha by Rory MacLean: "an interesting travelogue and a badly under-researched political text".
Louis Train reviews The New Battle for the Atlantic by Magnus Nordenman.
Theatre of the Absurd: the case that united Russia’s artists against the government, and the verdict that struck them down
Louis on the Seventh Studio Case and the trial of director Kirill Serebrennikov.
Louis Train reviews Evgeny Grishkovets's novel The Hemingway Game.
In Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg (Stanford University Press), Sarah Wobick-Segev compares the experiences of the Jewish populations [...]
Vladimir Putin, the man, is shrouded in secret, despite the fact that Vladimir Putin, the president, maintains an extraordinarily public profile. What we know about Putin’s biography could barely [...]
Angela Stent’s previous book, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian relations in the twenty-first century, became the definitive source on U.S.-Russia relations the moment it was published, in [...]