Wednesday, 17 April , 2024

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USSR 1989-91: The “democratic counter-revolution” of the nomenklatura

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos  Third of four articles on Alexandr Buzgalin and his era. The Soviet/Russian tragedy. You can read the first article here https://www.defenddemocracy.press/aleksandr-buzgalin-and-his-time-the-soviet-russian-tragedy/ and...

Do we need Marxism? Marxism and Stalinism

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos In my previous article on Alexandr Buzgalin and his time, the Perestroika turned Katastroika (https://www.defenddemocracy.press/aleksandr-buzgalin-and-his-time-the-soviet-russian-tragedy/) I put the question if Marxism is...

The world and Russia, Russia and the world: from Perestroika to...

Part I: Results and consequences of the Soviet collapse First of two articles Read the second one here By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Aug 14, 2022 Thank you very much for...

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner Slavic Studies...

Sergei Glaziev on the Soviet collapse. An interview with Dimitris Konstantakopoulos

part 1 / 2 By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Thirty years after the dissolution of the USSR, Sergey Yurievich Glaziev speaks about the failure of Perestroika, the results...

Stephen Cohen. Why Did the Soviet Union End?

Speech at the International Conference The USSR 1989 – 1991: Historical Experience and Lessons for the Future at the Gorbachev Foundation. 10-11 November 2011 It...

US became ‘arrogant’ after fall of Soviet Union, says Gorbachev

December 24, 2021 MOSCOW: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Friday that Washington grew "arrogant and self-confident" after the collapse of the Soviet Union, leading...

Gorbachev, Leader Who Pulled Soviets From Afghanistan, Says U.S. Campaign Was...

Aug. 17, 2021 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader who oversaw the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan in 1989 after Moscow's failed decade-long...

Top Secret Chernobyl: The Nuclear Disaster through the Eyes of the...

by Svetlana Savranskaya Washington, D.C., May 15, 2020 – The Soviet Politburo knew as soon as July 1986 that the design of the Chernobyl reactor...

Corona-crisis: the West, Germany and the European left

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos April 25, 2020 Humanity is facing one of the most serious and complex crises in its history. It is not only a health...