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Alexander Morrison

Perspectives | On the importance of being Soviet

Travelling one evening on the train from Astana to Almaty in Kazakhstan,...

Perspectives | A Guide to Central Asia's Sacred Spaces

Władysław Bukowiński, a Polish priest born in what is now Ukraine, was...

Central Asia and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Look at the Balance Sheet at the Centennial

Although it happened thousands of miles away, and did not reflect any...

Central Asia’s Catechism of Cliché: From the Great Game to Silk Road

When people ponder the history of Central Asia, they tend to have...

Russian Beyond Russia

Language is harmfully intertwined with politics these days in Eurasia. The swirling...

Stalin’s Giant Pencil: Debunking a Myth About Central Asia’s Borders

Few parts of the world are the subject of as much sustained...

Russia’s Colonial Allergy

“The history of Russia is the history of a country that colonizes...

Central Asia: Interpreting and Remembering the 1916 Revolt

“You must have some more of these potatoes,” the scholar next to...