Tag Archives: Stephen Kotkin


Muslims & Modernity in Imperial Russia

A review of Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Inroads of Modernity, by Mustafa Tuna. Before 1917, Muslim intellectuals in Russia’s Volga-Ural region (today’s Tatarstan and Bashkortostan) sought…


The Gulag After Stalin

A review of Khrushchev’s Gulag: The Evolution of Punishment in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union, 1953-1964, by Jeffrey S. Hardy. There can be no doubt that…