A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago.
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.
‘A man will only return to his birthplace in the countryside when he is dead. This is our reality.’
‘I wanted to see a human’s expression after returning from space.’
‘What kinds of writing aren’t travel writing?’
‘These photographs capture that fatal boredom in the face of this slow-motion catastrophe.’
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