Thursday, 24 May , 2018

October Revolution

Zone of storms

Review of Samir Amin's, October 1917: Revolution A Century Later (Daraja Press, 2017) by Theo V. Kenji Apr 22, 2018 In the five essays presented in...

Washington’s Century-Long War on Russia

By Mike Whitney March The United States has launched a three-pronged offensive on Russia. First, it’s attacking Russia’s economy via sanctions and oil-price manipulation. Second,...

Why the West Cannot Stomach Russians

By Andre Vltchek 08-03-2018 When it comes to Russia or the Soviet Union, reports and historical accounts do get blurry; in the West they do, and...

John Reed: How the Soviets were really functioning in the beginning

Soviets in Action First Published: October 1918 in The Liberator Transcription/Markup: Revolutionary History/Brian Baggins Online Version: John Reed Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2000 Through all the chorus of abuse...

Titlos Putin on Lenin, Communism and Christianity

Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics Russian President Vladimir Putin has likened communism to Christianity and Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum in...

Early Soviet Films – a portrait of revolutionary Russia

Remarkable collection of early Soviet films on DVD: The New Man—Awakening and Everyday Life in Revolutionary Russia By Bernd Reinhardt 29 December 2017 A notable...

The Soviet Century by Moshe Lewin

The senior historian of the Soviet Union presents a powerful and original analysis of the warring between Lenin and Stalin and the collapse of...

Lenin’s Last Struggle

“Lenin’s Last Struggle” recounts a losing campaign against the emerging Stalin By Gary Bono January 22, 2016 I have previously written about the excellent and informative book,...

Forged by revolution: a day in the life of Russia –...

On 7 November 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia. Exactly 100 years on, the Moscow Times asked its readers to take a photograph...

Lenin and Keynes

HISTORICAL EXPERIMENTS Two dissimilar men with different goals can still have a lot in common, writes Prabhat Patnaik At first sight no two persons could have...