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Tag: Soviet regime

  • Saturday, November 11th 2017 - 09:15 UTC

    The Great October Revolution

    Bolshevism ended horribly: first, civil war and famine, then three decades of lies, oppression and mass murder - Stalin, the Great Purge, the gulag

    By Gwynne Dyer - China Mieville, a novelist I much admire, has published a history of the October Revolution to mark its hundredth anniversary (which is actually on 7 November, since the Russians were still using the Julian calendar in 1917). It had an unusual effect on me. It made me question whether I was right about the utter futility of that revolution.

  • Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

    Nobel literature for lady in love with kind Russia, “not that of Stalin or Putin”

    “I love the Russian world, but the kind, humane Russian world”. “But I do not love Beria, Stalin, Putin... how low they let Russia sink,” she said

    Belarusian writer and dissident Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.