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Rodric Braithwaite

Book Review

Glasnost merely confirmed Russia’s deep-seated suspicion of democracy

Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union by Vladislav M. Zubok reviewed

By Rodric Braithwaite


Yalta was a carve-up — and the Poles are understandably still bitter about it

Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin Shaped the Post-war World by Diana Preston reviewed

By Rodric Braithwaite


Of course Russians have a sense of humour – just look at the Salisbury ‘tourists’

The two Russians may not have been much of a joke. But British viewers fell on their lacklustre performance with delight

By Rodric Braithwaite

Book Review

The spying game: when has espionage changed the course of history?

Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.

By Rodric Braithwaite

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