There are times when an iconoclast speaks a truth that others are unprepared to face, and this is one of them
Sixty years on from Kruschev's 'secret speech' denouncing Stalin, Russia has still not fully acknowledged the horrors perpetrated by its dictator – and now there are fears that Putin is returning to his methods. Nadia Beard reports
Simon O'Hagan explores the former transport hub, which is now a civic amenity with a difference
Soviet secret police collected the Chinese leader's faeces for analysis using special toilets
A new account of the Russian dynasty, spanning 300 years, relishes the sex and violence but lacks an overarching theme
Princess Ashraf's glamorous life epitomised the excesses of her brother's rule
The documentary about a long-lost Russian tenor was presented by the singer Marc Almond who has a fascination with Kozin's "pure, beautiful voice and his expressive lyrical quality"
The document was prepared in the summer of 1956 and made available this week
A journalist, playwright and screenwriter, Alexievich’s oeuvre is dominated by her intrepid and beautifully researched works of non-fiction
Gabe Polsky’s doc portrays the training conditions of the hockey players who became national heores
Russia's ambassador to Poland said he regrests he 'wasn't sufficiently precise'
'Polish policy led to the disaster in September 1939, because during the 1930s Poland repeatedly blocked the formation of a coalition against Hitler's Germany'
Remington Chase and Stepan Martirosyan have twin convictions for cocaine trafficking and went by aliases
New exhibition opens in London to commemorate Soviet film artists
Double bombings have killed at least 34 people
Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union