Khrushchev in retirement

By Roy MEDVEDEV (1979) On 2 October 1964, shortly after his meeting with Sukarno, Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev flew south for … More

Diary: After the Dictator

by Farid TUKHBATULLIN (2007) The inauguration of the new president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov, on 14 February this year excited the world … More

Muslims on Faked Charges

By Yelena RYABININA and Svetlana GANNUSHKINA, The Civic Assistance Committee (2005) In many Russian regions there is currently a concerted … More

Media as Mouthpiece

By Alexei SIMONOV (2005) After a decade of freedom, the government has taken the national media firmly back under its … More


THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (A translation by Marjorie Farquharson) ACT ONE A room in the Provost’s house. Scene I The Provost, … More