12,149Dec 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 ...
7,443Sep 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 ...
6,146Feb 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 ...
5,223Aug 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) ...
4,232May 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 ...
4,012Nov 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 ...
3,833Jul 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 ...
3,296Apr 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 ...
2,932Nov 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 ...
2,208Aug 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 ...
2,139Oct 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 ...
1,926Mar 26, 2010
Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty
President Obama announced that the U.S. and Russia have reached a new agreement on nuclear arms. It calls for both countries to reduce their nuclear arsenals by a third. He will sign the ...
1,851Jun 17, 1993
Book Discussion on Lenin's Tomb: Last Days of Soviet Empire
Mr. Remnick discussed the research behind his book, Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, published by Random House. In the book, Mr. Remnick explores the ...
1,831Sep 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 ...
1,820Nov 28, 2012
Q&A with Anne Applebaum
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. She used newly opened archives and conducted interviews to examine ...
1,788Jul 7, 2010
Q&A with Robert Service
Robert Service talked about his newest book Trotsky: A Biography (Belknap Press, 2009). His book examines the life of Leon Trotsky, a Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist who was one of ...
1,378Oct 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 ...
1,304Feb 2, 2012
Book Discussion on It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway
David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of communism, who he says have been forgotten. He responded to questions from members of the ...
1,282Mar 8, 2012
Book Discussion on The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
Masha Gessen, a journalist based in Moscow, talked about the rise and continued influence of Vladimir Putin in Russia. She presented a portrait of a ruthless politician underestimated by ...
1,262Sep 13, 1995
Book Discussion on Breaking Free
Ms. Eisenhower discussed her book, Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution, published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. The book is the story of her love affair and eventual ...
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