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30 October 2014
October 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Boris Pilnyak. Andy Ford writes on Pilnyak's life and works
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
3 September 2014
Fighting in Ukraine escalated sharply over the last week as anti-government forces carried out a successful counter-attack, gaining territory in the south and east, writes Niall Mulholland.
31 July 2014
One hundred years ago World War One began, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. It was dubbed the 'Great War', the 'war to end wars'. For the ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured it was certainly not great.
30 April 2014
United workers' action needed to prevent war: The crisis in Ukraine deepened following clashes between pro-Russian separatists and armed forces despatched to the east of the country by the new Kiev regime, writes Niall Mulholland.
19 March 2014
Crimea's 16 March referendum saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of joining Russia. According to the claimed official result, 96.77% voted 'for' integration and turnout was 83.1%
13 March 2014
House clearing recently, I found a will written by hand by my grandfather dated 28 June 1916, three days before the Battle of the Somme, writes Pete Watson.
5 March 2014
At least 6,000 Russian troops have taken up positions throughout the Crimean peninsula, formally an autonomous republic of Ukraine
26 February 2014
The latest developments in the Ukraine saw the dramatic overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich and his flight from Kiev, writes Niall Mulholland.
12 February 2014
On the first day of the Sochi Olympics, over 100 people in Brighton showed solidarity with people being oppressed as a result of Russia's anti-gay laws
5 February 2014
A violent stand-off between protesters and riot police continues in Kiev, with unrest spreading to other parts of Ukraine
5 February 2014
When the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 winter Olympics to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, eyebrows were raised at the cost of $12 billion
21 January 2014
In an attempt to answer the description of Lenin by capitalist historians as a brutal dictator, some on the left turn to Lars T Lih. Peter Taaffe reviews Lih's book: "Lenin"
10 August 2013
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
3 July 2013
Pride in St Petersburg on 29 June was met with violence, both from anti-gay protestors and the police
29 August 2012
Book review: The 72nd anniversary of the assassination of the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was commemorated even within Britain's capitalist press...
22 August 2012
The two-year prison sentences for 'hooliganism' handed down to three members of Pussy Riot in Russia has triggered a storm of international protests and underlined the dictatorial regime of president Vladimir Putin...
18 August 2012
Dressed in brightly coloured balaclavas and costumes inspired by the punk group Pussy Riot, over 200 people gathered in Leeds city centre to protest against the treatment of the group in Russia
14 June 2012
In February 1917 in Russia, women textile workers in Petrograd went on strike and during subsequent days were joined by industrial workers across the city, small business people, students and many soldiers...
18 May 2012
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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