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Lev Navrozov

Lev Navrozov

Autocrat of Old Russia Peter the Great: His Life and Work. by Robert Massie. Knopf. 909 pp. $17.95. Robert Massie, a historian educated at Yale and Oxford, belongs to...

It is mainly to certain American friends that I owe my interest in the CIA. Curiously enough, there is a resemblance between my friendships with...

Rozanov The Apocalypse of Our Time and Other Writings. by Vasily Rozanov. Translated by Robert Payne and Nikita Romanoff. Edited with an introduction by Robert Payne and an...

The first American I met outside was a professor of sociology with whom I struck up a conversation on a Roman streetcar—we lived in Rome...

A Western scholar studying Russia after 1917 (or China after 1949) is in many ways in a worse position than a historian studying ancient Babylonia...

“The West, the West,” my guest chimes, looking indolently on. “I was in the West.” He likes our country house, he is sitting at his leisure,...

The answers given at a refugee center in Europe by one of those who left Russia in October 1971. Question: How difficult is it now to...