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Milan Kudnera on the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe. Translated by Edmund White.
Extracts from the private diary of a guard in the Soviet Gulag, written between 1935-36.
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
An American woman emigrates to Russia in the early 30s.
The censored Soviet writer on life at the end of the Russian civil war.
John Connell writes of a trial and a murder during the Irish War of Independence.
‘In those spring nights, I sat by barbecue stalls in the streets of Beijing, reading this novel under dim streetlights while eating lamb skewers.’
‘I have never been in love / with so many variants of nothing.’
Colin Barrett on the Hawe family murder-suicide, and what the Irish media’s coverage tells us about the nation’s prejudices.
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