In a darkened room, Soviet officials study a video monitor anxiously. It displays the roofs of Chernobyl, which are littered with radioactive graphite that are the latest in a long series of complications faced in the effort to contain the seismic threat of the recent nuclear meltdown. Two of the roofs are relatively less irradiated, […]
David Lazzam explores the cultural growth that has emerged in Russian cuisine since the fall of the Soviet Union.
In this film analysis, Justin Dell looks at the alternative history flick, “Red Dawn” (1984), and teases out some of the details of the movie that speak to the apocalyptic mood that existed in the early 1980s, when relations between the United States and the Soviet Union were at their nadir. The film’s principal themes of readiness and sacrifice are as relevant to today’s world as they were 35 years ago.
Russia and China and Mongolia, oh my! Russia recently conducted its largest war games since Soviet times, in Siberia, and Chinese and Mongolian units participated. What should NATO make of this? Justin Dell argues that these exercises are probably more about Russian self-assertion in the Far East than about building a Russian-Chinese axis of autocracy.
Rejeanne Lacroix investigates the implementation of the social parasite tax in Belarus and the subsequent nationwide protests. She reflects upon possible political strategies for the former Soviet country.
In Part I of this exclusive interview, Dr. Taras Kuzio talks about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.