National Sections of the L5I:

Russia

The resurrection of Russian Imperialism

The restoration of capitalism after the collapse of the USSR posed the questions - what kind of capitalist state was the new Russia, and what was its role in the imperialist system. Read more...

Russian socialists appeal for solidarity

Putin’s re-election masks growing divisions in Russia

Putin’s electoral victory will lead to be social resistance in the coming years, writes Andy Yorke Read more...

Anti-Putin demonstrations show crack in Putin’s system

The Arab Spring has developed into a Russian Winter. Despite icy temperatures and snow, 50,000 people packed into Bolotnaya Square, Moscow on 7 December in the largest protest yet seen in the city against the “once and future President” Vladimir Putin and his "managed democracy". It was a fitting conclusion to a year that began with the protests and uprising in Tunisia that have since spread around the world. Read more...

The Bolsheviks, the Red Army and the Russian Civil War

In 1917 the working class took power in Russia with remarkably little resistance from the bosses. But shortly afterwards the capitalists regrouped and gathered support from the imperialist powers to wage a bloody war on the young communist regime that became known as the Russian Civil War. Ninety years ago in 1919 was a key turning point when the Red Army turned the tide on the reactionary Whites. Jens-Hugo Nyberg takes the opportunity to recount these events and consider the lessons for defending future workers’ revolutions. Read more...

Russian language bulletin of the League

The League for the Fifth international has entered into collaboration with a Russian language Trotskyist bulletin called Movement Towards Socialism. Read more...

Imperialist rivalries fuel Russia-Ukraine gas war

The tensions over gas supplies between Russia and the Ukraine reveal deeper problems which are getting worse, argues Mike Tate Read more...