”One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” – how it came to be published. Podcast version.
Giles Udy, historian and expert on the Gulag, tells the remarkable story of how this book came to be published in the Soviet Union.
The extraordinary experiences of Amei Li in the Cultural Revolution
Interview with the author of “Pink Flower – Growing Up in Mao’s China” by Zoom, 27th July 2022.
If Sister Nijolė can be happy, so can you
Life lessons from a Lithuanian nun who fought communism. Article by James Bartholomew originally published in The Spectator online on 14th November 2022.
The paradoxes of Cuba
Interview with a former comandante in Cuba, 2003. Article by Isabella Thomas.
Stasi colonel uniform
Uniform of a colonel in the Stasi, the East German secret police force.
Porcelain bust of Lenin
A Soviet biscuit porcelain bust of Lenin, made in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in the 1950s.
Soviet Union poster: prison for the heart and mind
Anti-Christian Soviet propaganda poster depicting a nun who appears to be imprisoned by her religion while, outside, there is a sunlit, golden world.
How the uprising against Nicolae Ceaușescu began – Zoom event with Zsolt Szilagyi
Interview with Zsolt Szilagyi, a witness and participant in the events that led to the downfall of Ceaușescu in Romania.
Beatings and torture: the Securitate response to the beginning of the revolt against Communist rule
This short excerpt from a longer video features Árpád Gazda, a peaceful dissident. He was arrested by the Securitate, the secret police, and beaten up.
How Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s book, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”, came to be published.
Giles Udy tells the story of how the book came to be published and the reaction it caused. James Bartholomew asks a follow-up question. Event, June 14th 2022.