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Is The Russian Revolution Over Yet?

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The University of Melbourne
Thursday, November 9, 2017
One hundred years after Red October, when Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsarist autocracy, the revolution is still a difficult subject for modern Russia.
In the News

100 Years Later: Four Books About The 1917 Russian Revolution

mentioning Robert Servicevia Dan's Papers
Thursday, November 9, 2017

One hundred years ago today—November 7, 1917—what began as a celebration of International Women’s Day six months earlier culminated in the radical left government, led by Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik Party, taking complete power over the vast Russian Empire, nearly one-sixth of all the earth’s land, controlled for three centuries by the Romanov dynasty. Dozens of books have been published about the Russian Revolution this year in effort to explain the intricate and complex events of 1917. We’ve put together a short list of our favorites.

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Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded — and would soon destroy — a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany’s best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II.

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Stephen Kotkin On Stalin

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia The American Interest
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses his new book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941.

World Puzzle
Interviews

William Perry At The Nuclear Brink

interview with William J. Perryvia Carnegie Corporation of New York
Monday, November 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses the global landscape of threats to nuclear stability, from North Korea and Iran, to US relations with Russia.

In the News

Russia In Syria: A Course Strewn With Obstacle

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Lowy Institute
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Having vanquished Syria’s rebels militarily, Russia now faces the challenge of reconstructing a durable Syrian state. To convert military victory into a lasting political settlement that benefits it and its allies in Syria, Bashar Assad’s government and Iran, Moscow has moved quickly to establish peace zones where fighting has ceased. Now it is moving equally rapidly to restore a legitimate and stable political order in Syria by convening a congress of all Syrian factions on 18 November in Sochi.

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Russia Didn’t Decide The 2016 Election. Facebook Did

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

[Subscription Required] Cast your mind back a year, to Nov. 7, 2016. Be honest: Who did you think would win the presidency of the United States? Twelve months ago, I was in a tiny minority amongst commentators in thinking Trump would win. On the widely read Daily Kos website, for example, Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency stood at 90 percent.

In the News

The Legacy Of 100 Years Of Communism: 65 Million Deaths

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, November 6, 2017

One hundred years ago Tuesday, the Bolsheviks’ Big Lie took lethal root in Russia. Vladimir Lenin and his followers commandeered the vast empire and set in motion a breathtakingly cruel experiment in economics and social engineering.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Tech Giants Testify in Russian Hearings, Mueller’s Indictments, GOP Tax Reform, Helping Puerto Rico

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KQED
Friday, November 3, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen analyzes the key developments from indictments handed down by special counsel Bob Mueller in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in US politics as well as the GOP’s tax reform proposal.

Analysis and Commentary

The Long-Running Russia Disinformation Campaign

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, November 6, 2017

This past week, executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before Congress about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. For well over a decade, the Russians have spread disinformation and sought to influence the outcome of elections throughout Europe and elsewhere.

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