“Their mistake is our opportunity to show people what they did”. William Dunbar uncovers the grim history of 22 Ingorokva Street, Tbilisi’s former Bolshevik secret police prison. The only tangible link with the Red Terror in Tbilisi today, Number 22 might soon be replaced by a modern apartment block. One former resident can save it: Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgia’s president.
On her trip to Murmansk, RETROGRAD editor Johanna Pruessing came across a rare nuclear fossil: “Lenin”, the iceabreaker. Although significantly stronger than their fuel-powered counterparts, nuclear icebreakers were a unique Soviet invention built to cross the Arctic water’s in the North of Siberia.