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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!
15 March 2012
'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.
14 December 2011
If, even a month ago, someone had suggested that nearly 100,000 people would flood a Moscow square chanting "Putin is a thief, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.
2 November 2011
TV review: This documentary dealt with the nuclear arms race between the USA and the Stalinist USSR from the late 1940s, culminating in the USSR detonating the world's largest nuclear device in 1961, writes Andy Ford.
19 February 2011
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...
26 January 2011
FOOD PRICE rises have caused mass protests in Algeria, Mozambique and Yemen, as well as being a major factor in the movement that recently toppled the Tunisian dictator, president Ben Ali, writes Naomi Byron.
9 September 2010
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.
1 September 2010
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...
18 August 2010
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.
29 July 2010
In defence of Leon Trotsky: Five part video discussion with general secretary Peter Taaffe
19 May 2010
Review: The Chinese revolution of 1925-27 represented one of the most gigantic and splendid movements in human history. This book, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, evokes with great literary brush strokes the magnificent panorama of the heroism, self-sacrifice and determination to change the world of the terribly exploited Chinese workers and peasants...
14 April 2010
WHEN BORIS Yeltsin, Russia's first post-Soviet president, greeted revellers in his traditional New Year's Eve broadcast in 1999, he surprised the country by resigning and appointing Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, as his acting replacement, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
31 March 2010
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.
27 November 2009
CWI represented in Moscow debate: It's certainly the first time that the first speaker at a meeting in which the CWI participated was a Russian orthodox priest in full robe speaking through video link from St Petersburg...
27 November 2009
Vital debates for socialists on the Russia/Georgia War, the capitalist crisis and the workers' movement...
18 November 2009
Clare Doyle - of the Committee for a Workers' International - was an eyewitness to the tumultuous events in 1989, and for five years (1990-95) lived in Russia as the USSR collapsed...
28 October 2009
Book review: In this brisk, readable account, author Helen Rappaport looks at Lenin's life during his nearly two decades in exile in conditions of great privation and hardship...
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