Showing Stalin the Love

The question “Why do Russians love Stalin?” continues to fascinate observers but often serves as a means for them to paint Russians as inherently “abnormal,” authoritarian and violent. I think that Professor Andrei P. Tsygankov of San Francisco State University has given one of the most reasonable explanations why Russians continue to look favorably toward […]

More on Belarus

Tensions in Belarus mount as elections approach. The drama is reaching a fever pitch. Arrests of opposition members and activists have increased in the last few days. Now RFE/RL is reporting that over 20 members of opposition candidate Alyaksandr Milinkevich, including his key aide Anatol Lyabedzka has been arrested. The EU is threatening sanctions. And […]