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Nina Kossman: Upon seeing a portrait of Genrikh Yagoda* on a wall in a Moscow police station

so many feet that did not run away,
so many mouths that did not speak,
so many inheritors of what can’t be described

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Waterlow: The jokes always saved us — humor in the time of Stalin

In a world of stifling conformity and endless fake news, even simple satirical barbs can serve as a profoundly personal assertion that ‘I joke, therefore I am.’

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: What We’re Missing in the Debate about Immigration

Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind?

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Nutag — Homeland

. Painted frame by frame, a vivid animation restores a history lost to deportation. In 1942, Nazi forces captured a portion of the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, home to … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

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