Josef Stalin

Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?

Armando Iannucci’s ‘Death of Stalin’ achieves the remarkable: hilariously skewering a murderous dictator. But even he thinks Trump may reveal comedy’s limits

How Stalin starved four million Ukrainians to death

Author Anne Applebaum, an expert on Russia and Eastern Europe, says Russia still denies that Holodomor ever happened

The torture and sadness of Russia’s most famous conjoined twins

Juliet Butler on the suffering and resilience of Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova, two mismatched souls bound up in the same body


BTC: He was for Europeans before he was against them

Europe. Not worth the risk. Just ask Stephen Harper.