Thursday, 18 January , 2018

Stalin

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,...

The End of Bolsheviks: From Triumph to Tragedy

Publishe at en.wikipedia.org Great Purge This article is about the 1936–38 Soviet purge. For the general article about political purges, see Purge. The Great Purge or the...

How Xi Jinping’s presidency was shaped by traumas of Mao and...

Centrist approach to reform of China’s society and party comes from study of where two communist leaders went wrong By Simon Denyer Friday 6 March 2015 To...

The October 1917 Revolution started off the transformation of the world...

The aim of this chapter, written especially for the 100th anniversary of the October 1917 Revolution, is certainly not to denigrate this first gigantic...

Bolsheviks Seize Power

Subject essay: Lewis Siegelbaum The Bolshevik seizure of power in Petrograd in October 1917 was celebrated for over seventy years by the Soviet government as...

The Battle for History | by Seumas Milne

Published in theguardian.com 12 September 2002 It would be easy to dismiss the controversy over the latest Martin Amis offering as little more than a...

Centenary of the Russian Revolution and the Repudiation of Debt

by Eric Toussaint 23 October 2017 In February 1918, the repudiation of the debt by the Soviet government shocked international finance and sparked off unanimous condemnation...

Downplaying Nazi crimes to pursue Russophobia – Neocon revisionism hits Britain

By Neil Clark * Photo: People at the annual procession commemorating the Latvian Waffen-SS (Schutzstaffel) unit in Riga, Latvia © Reuters / Reuters We live in...