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16 March 2018

Russia, spies and nerve agents

Should anyone accept Theresa May's and the Labour right's version of events?
Corbyn has correctly cautioned against the rush to judgement to blame Russia for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

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21 February 2018

Russia: Ali Feruz, journalist and human rights activist, freed from jail

This is, without doubt, a victory for the Hands Off Ali campaign and all who supported him

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4 March 2015

50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Nemtsov

The planned 'anti-crisis' march organised by Russia's liberal opposition in Moscow was turned into a political protest against terror after one of the organisers, Boris Nemtsov, leader of the Russian Republican Party, was gunned down as he was walking past the Kremlin

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Lenin flankned by Trotsky addressing a demonstration in Moscow, May 1920. Under Stalin's counter-revolution, Trotsky was airbrushed out of the picture

Lenin flankned by Trotsky addressing a demonstration in Moscow, May 1920. Under Stalin's counter-revolution, Trotsky was airbrushed out of the picture

29 October 2014

Lessons from history: 1917 Revolution in Russia

The October revolution (7-8 November in the modern calendar) of 1917 in Russia was the greatest event in human history. Under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party, it brought into existence the first, and so far the only, workers-led government to hold power for any length of time

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What went wrong in Russia?

What went wrong in Russia?

10 August 2013

What went wrong in Russia?

The degeneration of the Soviet Union into a brutal dictatorship - albeit one based on a distorted form of planned economy - has been used to argue that socialism is doomed to failure

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18 May 2012

Russia: CWI supporters arrested during protests

Two members of the CWI in Moscow have today been arrested while participating in round-the-clock protests against Putin's rule which have taken place in Moscow since 6 May. Urgent protests needed!

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15 March 2012

Widespread fraud alleged as Putin wins presidential poll

'Communist' Party and neoliberal opposition fail to win mass appeal: The election of Vladimir Putin to the office of president of Russia, is surrounded by allegations of widespread voter fraud, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.

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19 February 2011

3. What happened in Russia?

Alexandra Kollontai was a member of the Bolsheviks, the party which in 1917 led a revolutionary mass movement of workers and peasants to overthrow capitalism and landlordism and introduced a workers' state in Russia...

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9 September 2010

Russia: Motorway construction through Khimkinsky forest halted

ON 7 August, Russian CWI activist, Igor Yasin, and two other CWI members, were brutally attacked by thugs following a peaceful protest in Moscow over the proposed construction of a major new road through Khimkinsky forest, part of Moscow's green belt, writes Igor Yasin, Moscow.

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1 September 2010

Worldwide protests against brutal attack on three Russian socialists

ON 7 August, Russian CWI activist, Igor Yasin, and two other CWI members, were brutally attacked by thugs following a peaceful protest in Moscow over the proposed construction of a major new road through part of Moscow's green belt...

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18 August 2010

Russia's raging wildfires - a crisis of government policies

DOZENS HAVE died in fires, thousands have drowned, hundreds have been arrested in the last month as the environmental crisis and the struggle against its causes find their epicentre in Moscow, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.

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31 March 2010

Terror returns to Moscow For workers' unity against terror, repression, racism and capitalism

THIRTY NINE people died and over 70 were badly injured when two bombs exploded on the Moscow metro during the morning rush hour on Monday 29 March, writes Igor Yasin and Rob Jones, CWI Russia.

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27 November 2009

Statement from the CWI in Russia

Vital debates for socialists on the Russia/Georgia War, the capitalist crisis and the workers' movement...

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28 January 2009

Russia: Bosses sack auto-factory union leader

ON 19 January at the end of his shift, Dmitrii Kozhnev, Chair of the Tsentrosvarmash factory branch of the Trade Union of Auto Industry Workers (MPRA), and a supporter of Socialist Resistance (CWI, Russia), was sacked from his workplace in Tver city, Russia...

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21 January 2009

Capitalism kills, concludes study of privatisation era

Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1990s: "SHOCK THERAPY sell-offs blamed for one million deaths" was the stunning headline in the Financial Times of 15 January, writes Clare Doyle.

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2 October 2008

Russia: economic crisis looms

World financial meltdown: THE COLLAPSE of US banks is grabbing the headlines worldwide. But the consequences of the current crisis are also starting to hit the so-called BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China...

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13 August 2008

Georgia - Russia conflict: Disaster for working people

AS THE Olympic Games in China opened, attracting the attention of the world's mass media, the conflict over the recognition of the republic of South Ossetia in Georgia exploded into open military conflict...

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2 April 2008

From Russia: French and Russian master paintings 1870-1925 from Moscow and St Petersburg

Review: Henri Matisse's painting The Dance, 1910 adorns tube stations and advertising billboards across London...

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4 March 2008

Russian election

IN A completely anticipated result, Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, was elected Russia's president with a 'landslide' vote last Sunday...

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6 December 2007

Disunited Russia

UNLIKE THE referendum vote in Venezuela, the 'landslide' victory of president Putin's United Russia party in the country's general election last Sunday came as no surprise...

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