Iain MacGregor

When Stalin was the lesser of two evils

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Churchill detested Stalin, but Britain and the US needed his help against an even worse enemy. Giles Milton reveals the true nature of the Big Three’s dysfunctional relationship

Putin is resurrecting Russia’s ‘iron rogues’

17 September 2023 4:00 pm

A year before Russia launched its brutal campaign to subjugate Ukraine, I visited a wintry Moscow. It was striking to…

Putin’s obsession with Russia’s ‘Great Patriotic War’ could be his downfall

21 February 2023 4:50 pm

Ukrainian and Russian forces have been locked in either dogged stalemate or vicious urban fighting for towns and cities in…

Berliners were punished twice – by Hitler and by the Allies

18 June 2022 9:00 am

‘Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.’ Albert Einstein’s deft avoidance of the question put to…

Coventry is wrong to cut ties with Volgograd

29 March 2022 5:08 pm

The faded mural on the streets of Coventry is meant to represent an unbreakable bond between itself and Russia. Volgograd twinned…