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About Russian Neo-Imperialism

Bernd Gehrke Against the Current
Bernd Gehrke is critical of those in the peace movement and left who dismissed the threat of invasion coming from Russia - a failure to understand the genesis of today’s Russian capitalism and its emergence from Soviet-era party bureaucracy.

The Eighth of March in Russia: USSR, War and Women’s Rights

Sasha Talaver LeftEast
It is important for us to rethink the usual categories, including «defense of the Motherland,» clearing them of militarism. It is worth defending the Motherland first of all from poverty, violence, war, corrupt politicians and unscrupulous capital.

Sergei Prokofiev Was One of the Soviet Union’s Great Composers

Simon Behrman Jacobin
Sergei Prokofiev died 70 years ago today, overshadowed by the death of Joseph Stalin, who had banned much of his work. But Prokofiev’s brilliant musical compositions have outlived him and still sound fresh and exciting to modern listeners.

The Collapse of the Vertical

Oleg Sheyn Russian Dissent
A top-down society is extremely brittle. Vertical control is easier; it eliminates the need to convince anyone. But it is far less effective. The number of errors and the cost of correcting them increase sharply.

The Evolution of Post-Soviet Ideology

Arseniy Krasnikov Russian Dissent
There is no dividing line between the Russian “quasi-liberals” of the 90s and the ideology of Russian imperialism today. They are aligned politically and economically, the first easily spilling over over into the second.

The Bitterness of Victory, the Sweetness of Defeat

Anna Ochkina Russian Dissent
Russia faces the greatest defeat in its history. Russia had lost the moment the first bomber took off towards Kyiv because at that moment Russia had only two options - to become an invader or to be crushed on the battlefield.

Normal People in Today’s Russia

Anna Ochknia Russian Dissent
Modern Russian propaganda, much like the modern Russian state, continues to parasitize off of the Soviet Union. Today, it is difficult for political convictions to be born: there is no habit of conscious resistance to the authorities.

Tidbits – Oct. 20, 2022 – Reader Comments, Elections – It’s the Economy and Abortions; Lessons of Cuban Missile Crisis; Socialist Lessons; Communists in Closets; Anti-Fascism in the 21st Century; the Farmer-Labor Movement; Cartoons; More…

Reader Comments, Elections - It's The Economy and Abortions; Lessons of Cuban Missile Crisis; Socialist Lessons; Announcements: Communists in Closets; Anti-Fascism in the 21st Century; The Farmer-Labor Movement; Cartoons; more....
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