Millions of people died in Soviet gulags during Stalin's reign of terror. A museum in Moscow has taken on the mission of telling their stories. Can it help Russians in the age of Putin come to term with their troubled past?
What is the state of the freedom of expression in Russia? And why is it so difficult for the Kremlin to deal with the country's revolutionary past? DW spoke to Russian historian and publicist Irina Sherbakova.
As some worry that Josef Stalin is being rehabilitated in Russia's collective memory, a new monument to his victims has opened in Moscow. Survivors of his reign of terror are not convinced that it's enough.
The centennial of the Russian Revolution could present an occasion for reflection in Russia. Instead, the historian Karl Schlögel writes, the national mood is one of bewilderment and indifference.
Four Lithuanians are going on an expedition to the Siberian wilderness to find out more about their grandparents' tragedy when they were deported by Stalin. Karolis Vysniauskas reports from Vilnius.
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