36,309Jan 15, 2014
Ukraine Anti-Government Protests
Former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and two State Department officials testified on political turmoil ongoing in Ukraine.
12,303Dec 8, 1987
Arrival of Gorbachev at White House
President Reagan welcomed General Secretary Gorbachev during an official ceremony on the White House South Lawn prior to the U.S.-Soviet summit. President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev ...
11,904Mar 26, 2014
U.S.-European Union Relations
In his only planned speech during a three-nation, four-day European trip, President Obama talked about U.S. relations with the European Union at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He said ...
9,754Sep 24, 2013
Russia's Participation in the U.S. Civil War
Historian Webster Griffin Tarpley talked about the contribution of Russian Tsar Alexander II to a northern victory in the U.S. Civil War. He said that the Imperial Russian government had issued ...
6,599Feb 3, 2009
Book Discussion on The Chief Culprit
Victor Suvorov, author of The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start WWII (Naval Institute Press; November 14, 2008), talked about his book. He contends that Stalin intended ...
5,956Jul 1, 1959
Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate
Vice President Nixon and Premier Krushchev waged an impromptu debate on the benefits of communism vs. capitalism, which became known as the “kitchen debate.” They were standing ...
5,487Aug 9, 2013
Presidential News Conference
President Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House. He addressed a number of issues including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Nathional Security Agency (NSA) ...
5,309May 2, 2004
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Part 1
Mr. Montefiore talked about his book, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, published by Knopf. In the book, the author examines the life and dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, from his ...
4,791Mar 3, 2014
United Nations Security Council Meeting on Ukraine
The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Ukraine.
4,641Nov 21, 2010
Book Discussion on Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Timothy Snyder, history professor at Yale University, presents a history of the mass killings led by Hitler and Stalin. Mr. Snyder examines the region between Berlin and Moscow that he ...
4,386Mar 15, 2014
U.N. Security Council Resolution on Ukraine
The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting on Russian intervention in Ukraine where it urged all parties to pursue a peaceful resolution of the dispute through political ...
3,835Apr 17, 2003
Book Discussion on Gulag: A History
Ms. Applebaum talked about her book Gulag: A History, published by Doubleday.
Nearly 30 million prisoners passed through the Soviet Union’s labor camps in their more ...
3,056Mar 20, 2014
President Obama Statement on Russian Intervention in Ukraine
President Obama signed a new executive order imposing additional sanctions on Russian government officials and a Russian bank for its unlawful intervention in Ukraine. He also warned of further ...
3,045Nov 13, 2009
Book Discussion on Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary
Bertrand Patenaude talked about his book, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary (Harper; August 25, 2009), which recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. He examined ...
2,837Feb 28, 2014
President Obama on Political Unrest in Ukraine
In a brief statement on Ukraine, President Obama said he was “deeply concerned” about reports of Russian military movements. He warned Russia that there would be costs to ...
2,728Mar 17, 2014
President Obama on Sanctions Against Russia
President Obama announced U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials determined to be responsible for Crimea’s effort to join Russia.
2,461Oct 14, 2012
Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective
Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact on ...
2,374Sep 27, 2013
Book Discussion on Implosion
Ilan Berman talked about his book, Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America, in which he predicts the collapse of Russia due to internal social and demographic decline and ...
2,333Aug 20, 2009
Book Discussion on Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr talked about the book they wrote with Alexander Vassiliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press; May 26, 2009). Alexander ...
2,322Oct 1, 2013
Investigation of Robert Hanssen
Former FBI Agent Mike Rochford, author David Wise, and psychiatrist David Charney talked about the career of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who spied for the Soviet Union and subsequently Russia for ...
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