Thursday, 13 December , 2018

Stalin

How did Joseph Stalin react to the German invasion during WWII?

Joseph Stalin reacted extremely slowly to the invasion of his country by German forces in 1940. Indeed, not only did he react slowly, but...

Stalin’s Breakdown

During his thirty-year rule of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin succeeded in stifling all opposition. There was never a serious threat to his leadership....

No party, no socialism

June 3, 2005 The right wing has attacked historian Moshe Lewin’s new book, “The Soviet Century,” which covers the Soviet Union from the early 1920s...

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...