Category Archives: Stalin

Counting The Dead – Soviet Losses in the Second World War

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’ve added a new page for research papers – entitled, appropriately enough, “Research Papers”. The first contribution to it (well, I may add some older material to it later, like Jen’s research … Continue reading

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The Guardian Slips Beyond the Reach of Embarrassment

Paradoxically, I’m always glad when Miriam Elder puts out another piece for Global Post or The Guardian; it’s a bittersweet kind of thing, because on the one hand, it’s always such a venomous, catty piece of trash. But on the … Continue reading

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Adventures In Two Worlds: Vladislav Inozemtsev Phases In And Out of Reality

I’ve been thinking back over my lifetime quite a bit lately. Not that flash-before-your-eyes thing that’s supposed to happen when your death is iminent; more like a thoughtful, deliberate inventory. I can’t honestly recall doing anything really, really bad. Well, there was that … Continue reading

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The USSR: the Death of a Visionary

For those of you who, like me, have eagerly awaited Kovane’s next effort, wait no longer. If you have a degree in Russian history like A Good Treaty and several other academes among the Russia-watching community, you probably know a … Continue reading

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One Standard for Me, Another for Thee

I’m feeling a little lazy today, and since The Power Vertical deigned to supply anything outrageous to write about (I frequently find little to disagree with in Mr. Whitmore’s writing, and Mr. Coalson has been rather quiet of late), and there … Continue reading

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Stalin, in the Eye of the Russian Beholder

Many of you will remember Kovane’s last effort, “A Short Overview of Russian Political Discourse”. It proved very successful in generating comment, and attracted the attention of some of the real heavyweights in Russian political blogging. Here, Kovane builds on … Continue reading

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