Topic: Joseph Stalin
Today, less than 20 years after the collapse of the officially atheistic Soviet Union, Russia has emerged as the most God-believing nation in Europe. That's a testament to the devotion of babushkas who kept the flames of faith alive in the face of state-sponsored repression.
06/16/2011 11:55 am
"Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
05/31/2011 01:35 pm
Area 51 was not the site of extraterrestrial landing, but rather a Russian hoax, says investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen.
05/26/2011 12:55 am
The Bahraini regime has bulldozed dozens of Shiite mosques or other religious structures in the crackdown on a mainly Shiite opposition movement.
05/11/2011 03:24 pm
Taxing citizens destroys freedom, prosperity, and market efficiency
04/28/2011 12:16 pm
From Libya to Ivory Coast, North Korea to Zimbabwe, one-man rule leads to colossal misrule.
04/01/2011 11:09 am
Russians must face up to Lenin’s brutal legacy – as Germans did Hitler’s.
03/15/2011 11:30 am
The lies of leaders are often condoned – if they succeed.
02/02/2011 06:15 am
Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/21
Stepping out of Putin's shadow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made bold moves recently that tighten ties with Washington. Senate ratification of the new START treaty would give Obama a chance to complete the US-Russian 'reset.'
12/15/2010 01:53 pm