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11. War, Peace and Cable

On Monday, January 18, a new BBC six-part miniseries of Lev Tolstoy's War and Peace comes to American television. Here's your crib sheet.

Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, television, movies, film, literature, war
By Paul E. Richardson
12. Ten Years of Napoleon

In 1805 Napoleon was crushing the Russian army. In 1815 victorious Russian troops were stationed in the French capital under the just-signed treaty of Paris. And in between there was a peace treaty and yet another war. How did they have time for all of that?

Tags: 1812, napoleon, war
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
13. 70 Years After Victory, the Battle for Stalingrad Rages On

The Battle for Stalingrad turned the tide of WWII in the Allies’ favor. Marked by the loss of nearly 2 million lives, it is one of the most devastating battles of human history. Yet it also continues to be embroiled in controversy, given the complex relationship Russians have toward Josef Stalin. 

Tags: stalin, wwii, war, stalingrad
By Alice E.M. Underwood
14. For Better or Worse

What with downed passenger airlines, war in Ukraine, trade embargos and rapidly worsening US-Russian relations, why in the world is there a picture of a giraffe on the cover of Russian Life magazine? 

Tags: war, Ukraine, animals
By Paul E. Richardson
15. Afghanistan: A Second Chance?

Thirty years ago, in 1979, the Persian Gulf was a tinderbox. On January 16, following months of uprisings, the Shah of Iran was overthrown. One month later, it looked like Afghanistan’s turn. The Soviet-backed thugs running the country had imposed radical social reforms, sparking a civil war and threatening pro-Soviet rule...

Tags: afghanistan, soviet, intervention, war
By Paul E. Richardson
16. 080808

With time, we are finding out more and more about the events that led to the recent Russo-Georgian War in the Caucausus. Two very good recent accounts have been published...

Tags: war, georgia
By Paul E. Richardson
17. Caucasian Stalemate

Last Thursday, after several days of skirmishes and confrontation in the breakaway region of Ossetia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili announced a unilateral cessation of hostilities. Hours later, however, Saakashvili ordered his armed forces to undertake a full-scale assault on Ossetia...

Tags: caucasus, georgia, war
By Paul E. Richardson
18. Chechnya; Land of Conflict

Republic of Chechnya and Russia; ancient ethnic conflict in modern times.

Tags: chechnya, war
By Linda DeLaine
19. Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone

Dagestan Republic, the war with Chechyna and the battle for ancient Islamic homeland.

Tags: dagestan, chechyna, war, islam
By Linda DeLaine

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