Journalist Amos Barshad meets with “Putin whisperer” Aleksandr Dugin to try to understand how a shadowy advisor exerts influence.
An excerpt from Keith Gessen’s new novel, A Terrible Country, in which two very different brothers argue over the care of their aging grandmother. “We had had many arguments, but he was my brother; he had always been my brother.”
‘We had had many arguments, but he was my brother; he had always been my brother.’
The House on the Embankment housed hundreds of Soviet leaders. Eventually, it was the former house of hundreds of purge victims.
Moscow’s House on the Embankment, built to house the Soviet élite, became purge central. They were the new nobility, until suddenly they weren’t.
Six stories that examine the complicated heritage of the fall of the Soviet Union.