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The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism

The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism Czechoslovakia had been one of Stalinist Russia’s most economically advanced and politically reliable satellite states. Then, in 1968, the monolith suddenly cracked open. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains what happened

Putin Trump in his place—but he just won’t stay there

Putin Trump in his place—but he just won’t stay there Donald Trump spent last week testing the limits of presidential power—and the contradictions that keep him in place.

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers Missiles were launched against Syria as all the imperial powers jockey for their position in the carve up

Putin’s gamble pays off, but he’s playing Russian roulette

Putin’s gamble pays off, but he’s playing Russian roulette Former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia through force and fraud for the last 18 years. He will firm up his rule for another six years after the Russian presidential elections on Sunday.

Reject the Tories’ warmongering over Russia

Reject the Tories’ warmongering over Russia The Tories, the press and Labour right are all going for Jeremy Corbyn because he didn’t join in with their warmongering rhetoric over Russia.

Britain’s licence to kill

Britain’s licence to kill Theresa May threatened Russia with retaliation if it didn’t respond to an ultimatum by Tuesday night.

The Russian Revolution was worth it—it gives hope of a better future

11 December 2017
The revolution of 1917 showed another world is possible, what that world could look like—and how we can make it happen

Is Putin pulling the strings?

18 November 2017
Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Posters and photos reignite the visions of Russia’s revolt in Red Star Over Russia

14 November 2017
A new design exhibition in London gives a graphic illustration of the impact of revolution and counter-revolution in Russia after 1917, writes?Nadia Sayed

How workers won in 1917

31 October 2017
The Provisional Government assembled in the Winter Palace at 9pm on 25 October to “work out methods for the resolute and final liquidation of the Bolsheviks”.

The revolution was defeated - but it didn't have to be

31 October 2017
Within a decade of the revolution a regime was taking shape in Russia that pushed back everything revolutionaries had fought for.

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not

02 October 2017
The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

Up in arms—how workers in Russia united in action to beat a coup

29 August 2017
At the beginning of September 1917 the commander of the Russian Army, general Lavr Kornilov, tried to crush the revolution.

The Russian Revolution saw workers transform society—and themselves

22 August 2017
Ideas can change fast in a revolution, as ordinary people start to take control of their own lives and the world around them

‘Bread, peace and land’ connected peasants with workers in the Russian Revolution

17 July 2017
The question of how the revolutionary party relates to all groups in society remains relevant for the struggle today

The July Days - Russian Revolution in crisis and a critical test for the Bolshevik party

11 July 2017
In July 1917 frustration at the Provisional Government led to soldiers’ and workers’ protests that were violently put down

Support for national rights strengthened the 1917 Russian Revolution

27 June 2017
The Bolsheviks backed national rights for oppressed groups as a way of overcoming ‘Greater Russian chauvinism’

The sailors of Kronstadt saw the best and the worst of the Russian revolution

30 May 2017
Working class sailors in the Baltic Fleet were the revolution’s powerhouse—and later the victims of its isolation and decline

Will only downtrodden workers fight back?

16 May 2017
War and hunger sparked the Russian Revolution in 1917, but will only such desperate conditions lead to a revolution?

Deepening divisions in the ruling class over Trump's sacking of James Comey

16 May 2017
The FBI director’s sacking shows splits at the top of society that the resistance should exploit, says Alistair Farrow

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