The Turning Tides: reviewing Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika by Barbara Martin
Katherine Leung review Barbara Martin's Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika.
A Review of Criminal Subculture in the Gulag: Prisoner Society in the Stalinist Labour Camps, 1924-53
Although much is known about life in the gulag via the memoirs of political prisoners such as Eugenia Ginzburg and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, there is little research on the experience of the 49ers. [...]
Katherine Leung reviews the debut novel by Georgian director and filmmaker Nana Ekvtimishvili and is overcome by sadness as she finishes the last pages of a powerful and moving story set in a [...]
"Armchair historians rejoice. Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II by Roger Moorhouse is the book you didn’t know you were waiting for." Book review by Katherine Leung.
Archiving the Voices of Children – reviewing Stalin’s Niños: Educating Spanish Civil War Refugee Children in the Soviet Union, 1937-1951 by Karl D. Qualls
Katherine Leung review Karl D. Qualls' Stalin's Niños: Educating Spanish Civil War Refugee Children in the Soviet Union, 1937-1951.
"The author’s passion for music and culture is enough for the novel to deliver a fascinating portrait of Kazak culture and a definitive record of the words between the music".
Alexandra Kollontai was one of the earlier Bolsheviks, joining the party already in 1915 and as one of the few Old Bolsheviks to survive Stalin’s purges, she was a writer not only of political [...]
Have you ever read a book that was so good you couldn’t put it down? What about an academic text? That’s how I felt about Russia and Central Asia: Coexistence, Conquest, Convergence by Shoshana [...]
Artem Chekh is everywhere these days. From the lecture circuit at prestigious universities in the west to topping best-seller charts all over Eastern Europe, this writer-turned-soldier has a [...]