This is Russia: a story of west and east

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Winston Churchill’s famous words in October 1939 at the breakout of World War Two ring out as loudly today as they did during Stalin’s Soviet reign. While communism and the core ideologies of Marxist socialism have long since met their end, the autocratic feeling of ‘Mother…

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A Tale of One City: Moscow

This feature is part of A Tale of One City “Daddy needs vodka, or he can’t ensure victory.” When Oleg Romanstev sent his five-year-old son into the VIP box at Anfield during a Champions League tie between Spartak Moscow and Liverpool in 2002 demanding strong liquor, it was a sign of the sad demise of one…

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