Russia

How Lenin led to Stalin - Workers Solidarity Movement

Lenin led to Stalin

Good short account of how the foundations of Stalinist terror were laid by the policies of Lenin and Trotsky in the early days of the Russian Revolution.

Introduction to Emma Goldman's Living my life - Miriam Brody

Emma Goldman's deportation photo. Dec. 31, 1919.

Introduction to the Penguin Classics edition (2006) of Emma Goldman's Living my life, ed. Miriam Brody.

The Russian revolution and the international proletariat - Maria Koszutska

Maria Koszutska

This collection of articles, published during August 1918 in the newspaper of the PPS-Left, while clearly supportive of the Bolsheviks, discusses many controversial aspects of their rule: the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the peasantry, the terror, as well as the question of democracy. Koszutska encourages the international proletariat to take an active part in the events, and help guide them on the correct path to socialism, rather than remain critics on the outside.

Goldsmith, Marie: her life and thought

Marie Goldsmith

Article about Marie Goldsmith/Isidine/Korn that teases out her influence on Peter Kropotkin's ideas, as well as looking at her scientific career and her anarchism.

Those who didn’t give up

The leftist culture center «Rosa» in Russia was closed by phone call from police department three days after the official opening. It is not surprising, repressions against such initiatives, festivals and activists are common occurrence recently.

“Cut up Khrushchev for sausages!” A history lesson for The New York Times - Simon Pirani

Pic of the Novocherkassk revolt

This recent article by Simon Pirani both provides more information about the Novocherkassk revolt and massacre and also some insight into how worker revolts in the days of the Soviet Union are still being shamelessly mirepresented in even the most "respected" Western media outlets.

The case of the General Union of the Jewish Workers of Russia, Poland and Lithuania

A left communist look at the Jewish Labour Bund.

Russia and Ukraine: history called up on national service

Flag showing Stalin

The Russian and Ukrainian elites are mobilising, and misrepresenting, history, to justify each side of the ruinous military conflict in eastern Ukraine

ABC Moscow report on repressions, January-March 2015

Solidarity action in Moscow

We are proceeding with reports on repressions against anarchists and libertarian activists, as the authorities continue jailing and haunting our comrades. In this issue we have lots of "extremism": a case against
a pregnant anarchist woman accused of "propaganding hatred", criminal prosecution of an antifascist, beaten by Nazis, for a Swastika, a ban of a research-based book on Nazism.

An exhibition in Moscow: “The history of anarchism: sources”

Russian anarchist newspapers

The official opening of the exhibition “The History of Anarchism: Sources” will be held April 17 at the Centre for Social-Political History of the GPIB [State Public Historical Library] of Russia. Using the materials on display, it is possible to study the history of anarchism from Godwin, Proudhon and Bakunin up to our own times.