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Memories of a very different Albania | Letters
Letters: In the 1970s, Clive Downs had his long hair cut at the border and Barbara Flannery was offered a trip to the Ho Chi Minh cotton factory


18, Aug, 2022 @11:20 AM

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How the Ukraine invasion resurrected a photographer’s 26-year time warp to the Soviet Union’s collapse
Dean Sewell’s boxes of black and white film capturing Moscow in the mid-1990s had laid untouched for a quarter of a century

Kelly Burke

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Liz Dore obituary
Other lives: Academic activist who specialised in the study of Latin America, particularly Cuba

Rachel Dore-Weeks

03, Jun, 2022 @12:51 PM

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‘Putin’s terror affects everyone’: anarchists join Ukraine’s war effort
Activists from Kyiv and around world join state forces in fight against totalitarianism

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

26, May, 2022 @8:31 AM

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Secret British ‘black propaganda’ campaign targeted cold war enemies
Britain stirred up tensions, chaos and violence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to declassified papers

Jason Burke

14, May, 2022 @3:56 PM

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‘Sydney Daddy’: why the Chinese-language YouTube shock jock wears a mask in public
Edgar Lu’s talk-back YouTube show is popular worldwide amongst the Chinese diaspora but he has critics, in China and closer to home

Anne Davies and Wing Kuang

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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DeSantis signs bill for Florida students to learn about ‘victims of communism’
Florida governor establishes ‘victims of communism day’ and students must receive at least 45 minutes’ instruction every November

Richard Luscombe in Miami

10, May, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Lea Ypi wins Ondaatje prize for ‘deeply serious’ memoir, Free
Award given for books that evoke the spirit of place goes to work that chronicles the author’s coming-of-age in Albania during the fall of communism

Sarah Shaffi

04, May, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Watching a film about communism, I realised I had been lied to as a child in China
I was taught that Mao and Lenin’s followers were always the heroes of history. This movie showed me you could view them with fear and hatred

Aynur Rahmanova

06, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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China-Russian relations carry deep memories of mutual respect... and scorn | Rana Mitter
As the world awaits Beijing’s response to the Ukraine war, history shows its reaction could be complicated

Rana Mitter

27, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Putin’s war has closed every McDonald’s in Russia. I remember the excitement when they first opened | Viv Groskop
Thirty years ago I queued beside my St Petersburg friends on their first visit to the Golden Arches. After communism and the cold war, the ‘Beeg Mak’ was a taste of the world they had dreamed of, writes Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop

10, Mar, 2022 @11:54 AM

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A moment that changed me: I was so desperate to leave home I agreed to smuggle 80,000 Bibles into the USSR
One day a man in a tan mac and a comb-over appeared at my family’s door. I have no idea how he found me but he had an exciting proposition

Pieter Waterdrinker

02, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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