Two things by me in this week's New Statesman, both of which investigate the unsung links between Britain and the early USSR. Accidentally. One of them has the obligatory annoying comment which appends every article ever published online on the Soviet Union. This one isn't really worth a reply, given the evident inability of the writer to understand irony or nuance - although the studenty Chris Morris-based pseudonym at least suggests the possibility that 'these killings were obviously ironic'.
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