In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.
Few things spoke more clearly about the collapse of Communism than the opening of McDonald's in Moscow in January 1990.
Read about how a surly lower-class kid from the grubby streets of Leningrad became the most powerful man in the world, and a 21st century tsar.
Just weeks before Stalin's death, the Soviet government went on a witch hunt against Jewish doctors. Was it the prelude to another bloody purge?
Stalin may have ordered the murder, but millions of ordinary Russians paid the price.