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15 September 2021
The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 is far from underrepresented in books and media. But 'Nuclear Folly' uses fresh material provided by newly declassified files from the KGB archive, shedding light on
11 August 2021
How the defeated putsch opened the floodgates to capitalist restoration: 30 years ago, an ill-fated military coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, head of what was still known as the Soviet Union (USSR), was launched
12 June 2019
This five-part docudrama focuses on the disaster in 1986 that took place at the Chernobyl (now part of Ukraine) nuclear facility in the Soviet Union.
12 September 2018
The day Russia unexpectedly won its first game in the football World Cup tournament the government announced a major attack on the pension age, first established decades ago - currently 55 years for women and 60 years for men.
11 April 2018
Non-fiction: Trotsky in 1917: 'Trotsky in 1917' is the most complete collection in English of some of the contributions of Leon Trotsky, one of the Russian revolution's key leaders alongside Vladimir Lenin, in that crucial year
18 October 2017
The centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not mainly aimed at the February revolution, but at October
26 July 2017
Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the Tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world's first workers' state
12 July 2017
Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent
6 July 2017
When the Soviet Criminal Code was established in 1922, male homosexuality was not included as a criminal act
15 March 2017
Writing at socialistworld.net, Clare Doyle pointed out that "only in a few countries - Pakistan and Turkey among them - have demonstrations regularly taken place on International Women's Day."
22 February 2017
The February 1917 revolution in Russia marked the beginning of the socialist revolution later that year
11 August 2016
Trotskyism has been in the news since Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, accused some new members of the Labour Party of being supporters of Trotsky.
28 June 2016
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...
24 February 2016
60 years ago, at the 20th conference of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 25 February 1956, first secretary Nikita Khrushchev denounced the dictatorial crimes of Joseph Stalin who had died in 1953.
9 September 2015
The gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are under threat.
5 August 2015
Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.
27 May 2015
Commemorations marking the 70th anniversary 'victory in Europe' (VE) day recently took place in Britain (and throughout the world) with establishment dignitaries saluting veteran service men and women who liberated Europe from the clutches of fascism
18 February 2015
Review - Bitter Lake: Why do the mass media and politicians tell "stories" about Western foreign policy which are "increasingly unconvincing and hollow"? To answer this, film-maker Adam Curtis examines the western "narrative" through the "prism of Afghanistan"
29 October 2014
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
11 July 2014
13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel
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