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The West and Russia are playing dangerous games in eastern Europe

The West and Russia are playing dangerous games in eastern Europe The borderlands between Russia and the European Union have become an immediate zone of potential conflict and even war

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze Energy is what the political economist Simon Bromley called a “strategic commodity”. In other words, a state that controls access to it has power over other states.

Afghanistan—first the Russians, then the US

Afghanistan—first the Russians, then the US Afghanistan has suffered through 43 years of war as a result of a series of imperialist interventions. Revulsion at that is the central reason why Kabul and the country’s other major cities were captured by the Taliban in such a short space of time.

Reject Tory flag-waving after British and Russian naval clash

Reject Tory flag-waving after British and Russian naval clash British and Russian warships violently confronted each other in the Black Sea this week.

Biden tries to pull Russia into his battle with China

Biden tries to pull Russia into his battle with China Presidents Putin and Biden met last week for a summit. Socialist Worker investigates what the outcome means for imperialism

Royals for hire to lobby the Russian government

Royals for hire to lobby the Russian government Prince Michael of Kent was willing to use his royal status for profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Why the protests in Russia?

09 February 2021
Huge demonstrations in Russia are a challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime. They reflect decades of failures by neoliberal and Stalinist regimes—and deserve much better leadership

A letter from Russian socialists in the struggle

05 February 2021
At the end of January, large protests took place in all of Russia’s major cities. This has sparked interest not only within the country but around the world.

Protests in Russia take aim at Putin and poverty

01 February 2021
Alexei Navalny supporters are on the streets but have no more to offer working people than Vladimir Putin

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

26 October 2020
Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

Armenia and Azerbaijan—rival powers threaten war

28 September 2020
A long-running border dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan has flared up with some of the heaviest fighting in four years.

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

14 September 2020
Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

Protests call for freedom in Belarus as Lukashenko issues threats

24 August 2020
Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko launched a fresh crackdown on the democracy movement on Monday.

Workers in Russia riot and strike over unpaid wages

29 July 2020
A wave of workers’ protests and riots over unpaid wages and working conditions has swept Russia during the coronavirus pandemic.

Don’t rush in to wrong explanations of Russian interference

26 July 2020
Vladimir Putin and the Russian state are ruthless. But so is Britain. The real story is about competition, cooperation and corruption under capitalism

Migrants locked up in Russia stage mass hunger strike

22 July 2020
Socialists in Russia report on a hunger strike and sit-in by migrants trapped in Russia's detention system

Russia, Britain and the money connection

20 July 2020
A report, carried out by parliament’s intelligence and security committee, showed links with the Russian rich.

Korean War showed up imperialist barbarism

05 July 2020
The ‘forgotten war’ that began 70 years ago wrecked a country so that big powers could grab more influence, writes Sophie Squire

Arctic oil spill means environmental catastrophe

07 June 2020
The destruction in Norilsk, Russia, is shaped by the connected issues of climate change and the profiteering interests of private companies.

Russia 1917 - how a revolution beat back a pandemic

08 May 2020
How would a society that has had a revolution deal with pandemics? A glimpse comes from Russia in 1917. The working class, headed by the Bolshevik party, took power in a revolution there in October. Immediately, they had to deal with waves of disease sweeping large parts of Europe.

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