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Russia

Russia: The Navalny case and the Putin regime

On 20 February, the latest act in the legal farce surrounding Alexei Navalny, the figurehead of the bourgeois Russian opposition, came to a close. Read more...

Perspectives of the Russian Left

Perspectives of the Russian Left

This interview, with Aleksandr Buzgalin, a speaker for the political-academic association "Alternativyi", took place in the middle of June, 2020. Read more...

Russia: Protests against pension cuts show potential for resistance

In June, the Russian government announced a far-reaching pension "reform". The main change is to raise the retirement age for women from 55 to 63 and for men from 60 to 65. Read more...

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...

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