BOOK REVIEWS & ARTICLES
- A Moscow Apartment House, Possessed by History
- Czarist tycoons, revolutionary artists, and Soviet squatters all feature in Russian scholar Dmitry Oparin’s new book.
- By Vladimir Kozolov
- 5 April 2018
- 1917: The Year Russia Fell Apart
- Two new books trace revolutionary Russia from its birth amid the wreckage of the old order to its apocalyptic demise.
- By Theodore R. Weeks
- 15 January 2018
- Revisiting Europe’s Muslim Heartland
In their new book, two French scholars provide valuable insights on Balkan history over the past 200 years.
- By John K. Cox
- 19 December 2017
- Fading Into Irrelevance
Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.
- By Martin Ehl
- 6 November 2017
- Albania Honors Its Most Famous Foreign Scholar
Robert Elsie, an internationally renowned Albanologist from Vancouver, was buried yesterday in an Albanian village after passing away on 2 October.
- 19 October 2017
- Time of the Poisoners
- A thorough account of the killings of Ukrainian nationalists by the KGB brings up parallels between the Russia of the 1950s and today.
- By Taras Kuzio
- 23 May 2017
- Tajik Book Ban Seen as Targeting Radical Literature
On a related note, will mandatory attendance at the theater improve the Tajik police’s poor human rights record?
- 19 April 2017
- Can Russia Be Remade From Below?
Douglas Rogers' book on the role of oil as a source for state-building in the Perm region suggests more diverse trajectories for Russian political development than commonly assumed.
- By Andre Haertel
- 7 February 2017
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