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Give a current or potential free software supporter a Free Software Foundation (FSF) Associate Membership today, and your support of the FSF will be doubled! Thanks to the generosity of the Frâncu family, the impact of all new memberships between now and December 9th will be matched, up to $10,000. Giving a membership now will count double, and you'll also help us reach our goal of 700 new members, powering up our work for 2018! By...

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Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses

For a good deal of the 20th century, it was difficult to know much about how Russians were getting on in the USSR and what they were making of the extraordinary changes their lives were undergoing. My father started learning Russian at the beginning of the Second World War (“the Great Patriotic War” for Russians of his and my generation), partly because the Russians became our allies. He was not a Communist, but many of his friends...