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Saturday, December 9, 2023

What About Russia?


What About Russia? Introduction

Introduction: The Russian Revolution took place in October 1917, inspiring revolutions throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Bureaucracy

In the late 1980s, the Soviet ruling elite watched in despair as the Warsaw Pact, the cold-war military bloc set up in opposition to American imperialism began to crumble.

What About Russia? from The Socialist 21 June 2002

Does The Fall Of The USSR Prove That Socialism Will Inevitably Fail?

Trotsky: In Defence of October

Trotsky: In Defence of October

Introduction By Robin Clapp

The meaning of revolution (Part 1)

Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 1: A speech delivered in Copenhagen in November 1932

The Causes of October (Part 2)

Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 2: What questions does the October Revolution raise in the mind of a thinking person?

The permanent revolution (Part 3)

Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 3: Marxist revolutionaries predicted, long before the events, the march of the Revolution and the historical role of the young Russian proletariat.

Can October be justified? (Part 4)

Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 4: "Yes", some opponents will say, "the adventure of October has shown itself to be much more substantial than many of us thought.

The Revolution and its place in history (Part 5)

Trotsky: In Defence of October Part 5: Let me now, in closing, attempt to ascertain the place of the October Revolution, not only in the history of Russia but in the history of the world. 

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

TEN YEARS on from the mass movements which swept Eastern Europe, toppling the Stalinist dictatorships, ROBERT BECHERT who lived in Berlin during 1989/90, remembers the original ideals of the East German revolution and challenges the idea that it was a movement for capitalism.

Stalinism and Bolshevism

Leon Trotsky, August 1937. Is Stalinism the legitimate product of Bolshevism?

The Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky

The Lessons of October was written in 1924 as a preface to a volume of Trotsky's writings from 1917.

The Rise and Fall of the Communist International

This short, pamphlet, published under the title, The Evolution of the Comintern, was written in 1936. The Communist International (the "Comintern") was founded in March 1919, following the Russian revolution of October 1917, but suffered a degeneration examined here.

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