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?
On December 11, the Nobel laureate and last great giant of Russian literature would have turned 100. Critic Victor Yerofeyev says despite a grave error late in life, the genius of Alexander Solzhenitsyn is eternal.
The political row between Kyiv and Moscow has been brewing on a number of fronts — including the church. Against the Moscow Patriarchate's will, Ukraine is now set to open its own national Orthodox church.
For more than a half century, Lyudmila Alexeyeva never gave up and remained optimistic Russia would become democratic. "Today's young people give me the feeling of not having lived in vain," she told DW last year.
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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