Owen Matthews

Soviet power does not punish, it corrects (The slogan on the wall of the former Red Corner punishmen Artist: Anonymous

Only obeying orders

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Spare a thought for the poor Gulag guard: the rifleman standing in the freezing wind on the outside of the…

Russian Communist Party marks 99th anniversary of October Revolution in Novosibirsk

Red faces

7 January 2017 9:00 am

How to celebrate the centenary of the Russian revolutions of 1917? Modern Russians are deeply divided over the legacy of…

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Kalashnikov Military Concern

Russia’s puritan revolution

29 September 2016 1:00 pm

Last weekend a group of young activists turned out on a Moscow street to protest against western decadence. They were…


Russia’s dumping ground

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Almost as soon as Siberia was first colonised by Cossack conquistadors in the 17th century, it became a place of…

Bear baiting

25 June 2016 3:00 am

Oh those Russians. When they’re not beating up English football fans, they’re cheating at the Olympics. They occupy other countries…