July 08, 2015
'The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,' by Laura Auricchio
August 27, 2012
Catherine the Great remains one of the most intriguing women in history.
October 20, 2008
As Timothy J. Colton argues in his new biography, Yeltsin: A Life, Yeltsin did more than any other leader to point Russia toward democracy.
April 28, 2008
Russia rsquo s cultural history in the 20th century presents both ldquo triumph and tragedy rdquo For every masterpiece published or exhibited countless more never saw the light the state mobilized artists and writers to serve its goals but kept them on a short leash ready to break any who da
May 28, 2001
Historians and political scientists endlessly debate the sources of change in human societies What is more important in epochal transformation ideas or institutions personalities or power structures material or intellectual motives In the field of Russian studies the end of the cold war and i
April 29, 2000
What do you do when you are the ex-president of a country that no longer exists with a majority of your countrymen bitterly blaming you for their own troubled situations How do you handle political retirement after being one of the most influential figures of the 20th century Consider the situati