Shout, Memory! Russia’s Fragile Hold on History

Yesterday the internet buzzed with a controversial ad for the Central Children’s Department Store, more commonly known as “Children’s World.” This iconic Soviet landmark dominates one side of Lubyanka Square, catty-corner to an equally iconic, sand-colored building: which is the headquarters of the FSB, the modern-day successor to the KGB, NKVD, and Cheka. This seemingly…

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