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  1. Stalin's Children

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... world war, cold war and the break-up of the Soviet Union, but it is the family saga that moves the narrative with force. ... and Soviet history, it delves into the past by recreating what happened to his maternal grandfather, commissar Boris Bibikov, a party stalwart executed by Stalin's secret police in 1937. ...

  2. The Whisperers

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Whisperers by Orlando Figes Penguin, HK$187 Alexander Solzhenitsyn and others may have revealed much about gulags but relatively little has been published about the private lives of ordinary citizens during Stalin's tyrannical reig ...

  3. slice of life

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of the dead premier as it lay in the great Hall of Columns in Moscow's Trade Union House. Floodlights shone on the coffin as the mourners, who had waited outside in a line 16 abreast and 16km ... oration. Before him in complete silence stood troops of the Moscow garrison in columns 10-deep and massed delegations of Soviet citizens holding aloft black and red-bordered portraits of Stalin ...

  4. Soviet twins take divergent paths

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1921. Both were revolutionary parties that aimed to modernise and reform China after centuries of feudal and imperial rule. In the 1920s, the KMT received aid from the Soviet Union; its advisers ... The Communist Party is sheltered from such tribulations; it retains the Leninist character it inherited from the Soviet Union. What role will the KMT play in mainland politics? If China were reunited, ...

  5. Politics qualifies party's praise for US and Soviet help

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the assistance supplied by Moscow. Mr Leung said the warming of relations between China and Russia might have influenced moves by Beijing to elevate the importance of the Soviet Union's contribution to the war against Japan. 'It shows China does not mind making reappraisals of the Soviet Union's support in the war because of the need to forge closer ties with Russia,' he said. ...

  6. Soviet downfall a lesson, says scholar

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The Communist Party should learn from its fallen counterpart in the former Soviet Union or risk losing power, a Peking University professor has warned. Huang Zongliang, ... learn from the experience of the communist party in the Soviet Union. He said the party fell because it became alienated from the people and did not allow dissenting voices. 'In terms ...

  7. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lithuania and Georgia had already declared independence in 1990 but the botched putsch against Gorbachev's reforms prompted one republic after another to secede from the Soviet Union in the next months. It officially dissolved in December, a shock from which Russia and most former Soviet states have yet to recover fully. With Russia's leadership ...

  9. Purge

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The two women form a tentative bond that propels both back in time: Zara's grandmother, a victim of Stalin's purge, was sent to Siberia; Aliide recalls the Soviet occupation after ...

  10. Relics of a revolution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Keith Mundy

    ... with the unique mixture of appalling abuses and extraordinary achievements that was the Soviet Union, Moscow has many other treasures. The USSR revelled in monstrous monuments, stupendous statuary ... The USSR may be gone but it's not forgotten. Amid the rapacious capitalism of modern Moscow, the signature of the Soviet era is everywhere, writes Keith Mundy. Moscow is the Kremlin ...




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