This month, the Lithuanian parliament rejected a conservative resolution, calling for the declaration of the Lithuanian Communist Party (LCP) a criminal organization and a perpetrator of genocide against the people in Lithuania. Thirty-seven MPs voted […]
Tens of thousands of Lithuanians were deported by Stalin to Siberia during and after World War Two. Villages in the distant reaches of Russia still bear traces of Lithuanian deportee communities, although time and neglect are taking toll on Lithuanian cemeteries.
The new propagandists who dominated the Russian media were formed by the experience of the trauma of the 1990s and the loss of the certainties of the Soviet past. Their ideology is a fusion of Soviet and imperial Russian ideas. Its chief intellectual weakness is that it must link Russian success to the failure of the West and democracy. […]
This week, Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Australian prime minister, will be visiting Moscow. Speaking at the Carnegie Moscow Center on February 18, 2016, Kevin Rudd outlined Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping. In a new article written exclusively for Carnegie.ru, he articulates his vision for Russia’s possible role in Asia. […]
An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986, in the northern part of what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic remains one of the biggest man-made disasters of all times, with long-lasting health consequences for people in the plant’s vicinity and those sent to deal with the accident. […]
This week 55 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to journey into outer space. A landmark in the history of human exploration, it was also a feat in the political rivalry between the two super powers of the time. […]