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War and Peace in Vilnius
2016 Vol. 8 No. 2 - Spring / Films

War and Peace in Vilnius

In Lithuania to study the once culturally diverse now vanished communities of the region, Lynn Lubamersky found a BBC TV crew there too, filming “War and Peace.” That’s enough to set a historian thinking about imperial Russia then, imperial Putin now, the communities that don’t want to vanish… and the BBC’s Downton Abbey-style production.

A Conversation with Eva Stachniak
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 — Summer / Books / Interviews

A Conversation with Eva Stachniak

Whether Empress Catherine was “Great” or not is debatable, but she was definitely pragmatic, as are all imperial rulers. Justine Jablonska talks to Eva Stachniak about her latest book and how she chooses her subjects.

Maps and Shadows
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Maps and Shadows

Krysia Jopek’s story of a gentle family uprooted by people who rearrange borders without hearing the gunshots or seeing the victims.

Poland, Russia, and Katyń – Is Reconciliation Possible?
2010 Vol. 2 No. 2 — Summer / Features

Poland, Russia, and Katyń – Is Reconciliation Possible?

Thoughts on reconciliation by no less a Katyń authority than Professor Anna Cienciala.