Life behind the Iron Curtain: a roundup


There’s been some fine media coverage to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall. So apart from my numerous posts under the Maoism tag, here’s a roundup of some of my posts on life, and death, behind the Iron Curtain—always bearing Chinese connections in mind.

On the GDR (for which note the useful Twitter # @DDROnline):

On the USSR:

See also my roundup of posts on Ukraine.


For the wider picture, see

And for bitter jokes from behind the Iron Curtain:

See also various posts under the Czech tag, notably

All this complements posts on Nazism, such as

See also Timothy Snyder on tyranny.

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