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The Accumulation of Capital
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1913
Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Book
1982
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day
Swanson, David
Article
2017
Swanson calls into question the US government-driven media accusations that the Russian government had direct involvement in swaying the 2016 US election for Trump, and exames the motivations behind t...
Already in Hell: Labor After Communism: Against The Current vol. 118
Windau, George
Article
2005
Factory workers in the former Soviet Union have a saying: “Things can’t get any worse, we are already in hell.” David Mandel’s book Labour After Communism documents the realities of working-class life...
Another Successful American Propaganda Effort
Gatto, Tim
Article
2014
American political figures like to talk about "American Democracy". The truth is, there is no "American Democracy", it is something that our rulers like to foist upon the World stage much like parents...
Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
Garrett, Laurie
Book
2000
The story of recent failings of public health systems across the globe.
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Book
1993
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Bryant, Louise - Writings - Index
Bryant, Louise
Article
Writings of Louise Bryant (1885-1936).
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions Library: Europe Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
Connexions Library: Russia Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Russia.
The Cultivation of Hate: The Lies Grow More Audacious
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispel...
Daughter of a Revolutionary
Herzen, Natalie; Bakunin-Nechayev Circle
Book
The Demonology School of Journalism: Putin and the press
Petras, James
Article
2015
The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every ...
The Destiny of A Revolution: Review of Victor Serge, Russia Twenty Years After
Filtzer, Donald
Article
1998
Victor Serge's more impassioned account based on his eyewitness observations of everyday life and the detailed realities of Stalinist political repression.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Facing Reality
James, C.L.R., Lee, Grace C., Chaulieu, Pierre
Book
1958
Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors look...
Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
Porter, Gareth
Article
2015
Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the ...
February Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Article
Was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917.
The Fire Each Time
Bohne, Luciana
Article
2016
Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and suddenly there was light, and warmth, and the gathering at the hearth. The gods never forgave, and ever since periodically they thrust a...
The First Legal Russian Strike in a Decade: Against The Current vol. 132
Article
2008
The almsot month-long strike at the Ford-Vsevolozhsk assembly plant, a small plant near St. Petersburg, ended December 16 with an agreement that negotiations would resume. The strike began on November...
Focus Shifts to Trafficking of Men in Europe
Stracansky, Pavol
Article
2009
The public perception is that human trafficking victims are all vulnerable females forced into prostitution and sexual slavery. But this is not the case. It does not occur to many people that traffick...
The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi"
Sanders, Richard
Article
2017
Sanders uncovers Chrystia Freeland's, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, own personal and professional connection with fascist groups and publications.
From Lenin to Stalin
Serge, Victor
Book
1937
A fascinating, first-hand account of the Stalinist takeover in Russia.
From Yeltsin to Putin: Modern Democrat Gives Way to Modern Nationalist: Against The Current vol. 85
Ticktin, Hillel; Weissman, Susan
Article
2000
The power brokers in and around the Kremlin have orchestrated a transfer of power that could serve as a model for modern democratic rule—the kind of demonstration democracy (demonstrate the form, forg...
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
The Historical Moment That Produced Us
Goldner, Loren
Article
2010
As we emerge, hopefully, from this dismal period of rollback, we recall Rosa Luxemburg's remark, shortly before her murder in 1919: "The revolution says: I was, I am, I shall be!" We assert the ongoin...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?: Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh
Lindroff, Dave
Article
2014
If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security
Postol, Theodore A.
Article
2014
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administ...
In Russian and French Prisons
Kropotkin, Peter
Book
1906
Kropotkin's criticism of the penal system, and an inside look into the horrors and realities of what life in prison entails.
Interactive map of workers' councils (1917-1927)
Article
2017
This article charts the spread of the workers' council movement in the ten-year period after the 1917 revolution in Russia.
Introducing the Year 1905: Centennial of Struggle: Against The Current vol. 114
The Editors
Article
2005
The year 1905 stands out as the onset of an era of explosive anticapitalist struggle—all the more so 100 years later, when we feel stranded in a neoliberal ice age. Looking back at the events of that ...
It's Nato that's empire-building, not Putin
Hitchens, Peter
Article
2015
Two sides are required for a New Cold War — and there is no obvious need for an adversarial system in post-Soviet Europe.
Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian 'Collaborator' for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up on Border
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
The armed forces minister for Britain's right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Draper, Hal
Book
1986
Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the t...
Kengir uprising: Connexipedia Article
Article
A prisoner uprising that took place in the Soviet prison labor camp Kengir in May and June 1954.
Kronstadt rebellion: Connexipedia Article
Article
An uprising of Soviet sailors, soldiers and civilians against the Bolshevik government in 1921.
Left-wing uprisings against the Bolsheviks: Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of rebellions and uprisings against the Bolsheviks led or supported by left wing groups.
'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
Editor
Article
2015
If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
Whitney, Mike
Article
2017
An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
Life after Communism West goes East: New Internationalist April 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the effects of communist rule in the former Soviet Union and the post-communism transition.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24: Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Book
2010
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
Marxism and Freedom: From 1776 to Today
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1958
Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
A Marxist History of the World part 65: The 1905 Revolution: Russia's great dress rehearsal
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Neil Faulkner looks at how the Russian Revolution of 1905 helped Leon Trotsky formulate an answer to the century-old riddle of Russian history: what form must the revolution take in order to be victor...
A Marxist History of the World part 72: February to October the rhythms of revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The situation of 'dual power' that emerged after the overthrow of the Tsar in February 1917 was marked by a series of major political crises.
A Marxist History of the World part 80: Stalinism: the bitter fruit of revolutionary defeat
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Neil Faulkner looks at the time when the Bolshevik regime turned in on itself and morphed into a mockery of its socialist ideals.
Media Promote Baseless Assertions By Government Officials Of Russian Interference As Facts
Peppe, Matt
Article
2017
The headline of a New York Times article published April 6, 2017, "C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed," misleadingly implies not only that there was an effort by...
Moscow Gangsters
Kagarlitsky, Boris; Simon, Rick
Article
1992
A conversation with Boris Kagarlitsky, a Russian social activist.
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.)
Book
In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationali...
NATO Expands to Border of Russia, Then Blames Russia for Being On NATO's Doorstep
Article
2014
Russia at the gates? US State Dept, Pentagon grilled over NATO expansion. Watch the video or read the transcript: with clowns like these, it is no wonder that the USA has lost wars in Viet Nam, Afgani...
The Nature of Stalinist Russia
Cliff, Tony
Book
1948
There is an unbridgeable antagonism between the definition of Russia as a degenerated workers' state and fundamental elements of Marxism, such as, to take one example, the self-mobilisation and self-c...
Notes on the Current Crisis
Brenner, Robert; et. al
Article
2014
The editors debate the subjectivity of international law as the United States publically denounces Russia's seizure of Crimea yet condones Israel's occupation of Palestine and treatment of its people....
NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
Schreiner, Ben
Article
2015
As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors...
Obama's Double-Standard On Russia: He Attacks Russia, Then Condemn's Putin For Defending Russia From His Attack
Zuesse, Eric
Article
2015
Obama overthrew the legal Government, and replaced it by this illegal one. But now he criticizes Putin as if he were the aggressor instead of the defender here. And Obama demands that the Soviet dicta...
Obama's House of Cards: Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Barak Obama's September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire worl...
An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World: Against The Current vol. 131
an appeal from Russian Intellectuals and Artists
Article
2007
This appeal from Russian intellectuals and artists on the 90th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution comes to us from veteran leftists, social democrats, artists and even children of Left Oppo...
October Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Article
The October Revolution, also known as the Soviet Revolution or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution.
Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1904
Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to the debate within the Russian Social Democratic movement on party organization and democratic centralism. Luxemburg joins Trotsky in warning of the dangers inherent in...
Ossetia-Russia-Georgia
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2008
Chomsky points out the hypocrisy of threatening Russia with exclusion from international society due to the violation of the international principle of respecting other nations' sovereignty. He furthe...
Paul Levi: A Luxemburgist Alternative?: A review of In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Writings of Paul Levi
Drucker, Peter
Article
2012
Among the adversaries of capitalism, some have argued that a revolution could have been achieved differently and better in the spirit of Rosa Luxemburg, who wrote a critique of the Bolsheviks’ undemoc...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Perspectives on Putin's Russia: Against The Current vol. 158
Gusev, Alex
Article
2012
The demonstrations of December 10 and 24, 2012 in Moscow, in which tens of thousands of people took part, show clearly that the period of social passivity in Russia is nearing its end.
Political Repression in Russia
Bugera, Vladislav; Sirotin, Vladimir; Khrustalev, Peter
Article
2011
When someone in Russia today calls himself a Communist, in most cases it will turn out that what you have is a particular version of a National Socialist; all too many anarchists turn out to be “natio...
Political Repression in Russia: Against The Current vol. 150
Bugera, Vladislav; Sirotin, Vladimir; Khrustalev, Peter
Article
2011
The full implications of the extraordinary drought that struck the European part of Russia this past summer became apparent only in the third quarter of 2010, when accurate statistics on the human cas...
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
The Politics of Urban Liberation
Schecter, Stephen
Book
1978
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games
Wallberg, Eric
Book
2011
An analysis of the development of imperialism over the past century.
The Problem of Nationality and Autonomy
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1908
Rosa Luxemburg on the national question, federalism, autonomy, and the right of nations to self-determination.
Putin on the Ritz
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smel...
Putin's Question and the Ambassador's Answer
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
A fascinating, if brief, verbal exchange recently took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987 – 1991), Jack Matlock.
The Question of Stalin
Colletti, Lucio
Article
Colletti explores the contradictions of Bolshevism as the vanguard party which constructed a powerful state apparatus to manage the socialist relations of production while abandoning the development o...
Resistance and Resolve in Russia: Memorial HRC
Smith-Ferri, David
Article
2017
An account of the current climate for political dissent in Russia, describing the activities of and challenges faced by the Memorial Human Rights Centre, a Russian NGO.
Return of the Evil Empire
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
You have to hand it to them. The United States media machine is unequaled at producing and disseminating misinformation. It begins in the bowels of the State Department or White House or Pentagon and ...
Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters
Ferm, Alan; Mildred, Constantine
Book
1974
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Rosa Luxemburg: Abridged Edition
Nettl, Peter
Book
1966
A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
Book
1972
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Russia in Revolution 1900-1930
Salisbury, Harrison E.
Book
1978
A portrait of thirty years of political and artistic upheaval.
Russia Twenty Years After
Serge, Victor
Book
1937
Serge's impassioned account based on his eyewitness observations of everyday life and the detailed realities of Stalinist political repression.
Russian aggression and the BBC's drums of nuclear war
Tickell, Oliver
Article
2015
The drums of war are beating on the BBC and other mass media, writes Oliver Tickell -- naked propaganda about fictitious 'Russian aggression' intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out lif...
A Russian Diary
Politkovskaya, Anna
Book
The late Anna Politkovskaya's diary is less a personal history than a chronicle of what was happening politically in Russia over a period of three years. Her story is the story of her country from Put...
The Russian Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2017
The conclusions reached in the Trump dossier claim to be based on multiple sources of information where, in the nature of things, they are unlikely to exist.
The Russian-Georgian Clash: Against The Current vol. 136
Weissman, Suzi
Article
2008
Interview with Ronald Grigor Suny.
The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After: Against The Current vol. 131
Mandel, David
Article
2007
The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening sh...
Russian Revolution of 1905: Connexipedia Article
Article
A wave of mass political unrest through vast areas of the Russian Empire.
Russia's Chechnya Syndrome: Against The Current vol. 84
Weissman, Susan
Article
2000
The near-genocidal war that Russia's Putin-Yeltsin government is waging in Chechnya is cynical on many counts. Some might compare it to U.S. efforts to end the “Vietnam syndrome” by engaging in small ...
Russia's Crisis: Capitalism in Question
Ticktin, Hillel; Weissman, Susan
Article
1998
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS in Russia is a trigger for the world-wide decline in stock markets and currencies rather than its cause. Russia has been in a sharp economic crisis for a decade, since Gorbachev p...
Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2015
Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
Russkies at the Doorstep
Sussman, Gerald
Article
2016
In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering.
Sanctions & the Dollar
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2014
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. While in the shor...
Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin
Article
2016
A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they wan...
Situationist International Anthology
Knabb, Ken
Book
1981
A selection of Situationist writings.
Six Red Months in Russia: An Observers Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship
Bryant, Louise
Book
1918
Louise Bryant's account of her time in Russia during the revolution 1917-1918.
State Capitalism in Russia
Cliff, Tony
Book
1948
Ukrainian Hangovers: Russia, Crimea and the Consequences of NATO Policy
Sommers, Jeffrey; Hudson, Michael
Article
2014
Russia’s incursion (invasion if you prefer) into Crimea, with prospects for movement into Eastern Ukraine, is the culmination of US/NATO policy since 1991.
Vladimir Putin Is the Only Leader the West Has
Craig Roberts, Paul
Unclassified
2016
A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.
Vorkuta uprising: Connexipedia Article
Article
A major uprising of the concentration camp inmates in Vorkuta, Russia in July-August 1953.
Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie: One After Another After Another
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
Western hypocrisy over convictions in Russia of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko
Shapinov, Victor
Article
2015
Shapinov advocates against the Western disregard for hundreds of criminal cases against oppositionists in Ukraine.
Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent...
Where's the Evidence?: The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be reve...
Why the Western Media Pushes for War on Russia: Operation Get Putin
Cloughley, Brian
Article
2015
Author discusses the reasons why the western 'mainstream' media have sharply increased their campaign against Russia and President Putin.
Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
Mearsheimer, John J.
Article
2014
The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU's expansion east...
Year One of the Russian Revolution
Serge, Victor
Book
1930
The purpose of Year One of the Russian Revolution is essentially one of reconstructing the chain of events, in the Russia of revolution and counter-revolution, which has led from the 'Commune-State' o...

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Collective Security Treaty Organization
On October 7, 2002, the Presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan signed a charter in Chisinau, founding the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) (Russian ODKB) (The Tashkent Treaty). ...
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The Hermitage
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Court strips national news agency of its licence
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Moscow court's decision today to grant a request by the Federal Agency for the Supervision of Communications, Roskomnadzor, for the withdrawal of the news ag...
Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity
Big Brother is watching...
Walker, Shaun
2016
FindFace, new app developed by 26-year-old Artem Kukarenko and 29-year-old Alexander Kabakov,compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliabili...
The fruits of protest
Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank
Jego, Marie
2010
The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Half a man beats none
In Russia and Mongolia, women don't shy away from polygamy
Katbamna, Mira
2009
Investigation into the socio-economic motivations behind the movement to legalize polygamy. There are fewer men than women in Russia and Mongolia due to economic migration and alcoholism. Both urban a...
IFJ Backs Russian and Asian Unions in Campaign to Rebuild Trust in Media
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is backing a regional campaign led by journalists' leaders from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia to strengthen quality journalism in the face of politi...
IFJ Condemns Arrest of Russian Editor after Exposure of Police Corruption Sparks Raid
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of Valery Smetanin, Editor-in-chief and Galina Yablokova and her son Alexej Yablokov, two founders of the Ivanovo-Press wee...
IFJ Condemns Return to State Censorship after Journalist's Expulsion in Russia
Sources News Release
2011
The international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused Russia of stepping back into the shadows of censorship and political intolerance after The Guardian's Moscow correspondent Luke Harding...
IFJ/EFJ Stand in Solidarity with Russian Journalists to Remember Fallen Colleagues
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have sent a message of solidarity and support to their affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (R...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
2013
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ Marks Fourth Anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya Murder by Call for Justice
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya by urging the Russian authorities to ensure justice f...
Journalists persecuted by judges in Rostov-on-Don
Sources News Release
2014
The release of Mikhail Khodorkovski, Pussy Riot and Greenpeace activists must not divert attention from the many other threats to fundamental freedoms in Russia.
Letter to the Lithuanian Government on Banning Russian Government-Controlled TV Channels
Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust; Inter American Press Association; et al.
2015
This is an open letter to the Lithuanian government. While broadcasts from Russian-controlled television channels may be propagandistic, banning them would be a violation of basic human rights and ult...
Letter to the World Anti Doping Agency and International Olympic Committee
Regarding the McLaren Report and the Politicization of Doping in Sports
Sterling, Rick
2017
Russian track and field athletes, plus the entire Paralympics team, were banned from the Rio Games last summer. This was based on the first McLaren report commissioned by the World Anti Doping Agency...
A Marxist History of the World part 84: State Capitalism in Russia
Faulkner, Neil
2012
By the end of the 1920s, Stalin's party-state apparatus had become the dominant force in Russian society. A bureaucratic ruling class was formed, and all forms of dissent and resistance were treated a...
A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet
Tsukanova, Arina
2017
Chrystia Freeland's dark family secret is that her grandfather, Mykhailo Chomiak, faithfully served Nazi Germany right up to its surrender, and Chomiak's family only moved to Canada after the Third Re...
Newspaper editor in coma after latest case of violence against journalists
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about newspaper editor Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, who is in a coma after being attacked and beaten outside his home in the southern city of Rostov-on-Do...
Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group
Elder, Miriam
2012
Nashi runs web of online trolls and bloggers paid to praise Vladimir Putin and denigrate enemies.
Prominent woman journalist killed in suspicious fall from building
Sources News Release
2009
Calling for a thorough investigation into the death of Olga Kotovskaya, a prominent journalist who apparently fell from the 14th floor of a building in the centre of Kaliningrad 6 days after a court r...
Random Shots: Great World Leaders on Parade
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
Comments on world leaders
Rooms with a View of Russian Artistic History
Kennicott, Phillip
2012
Discussing the challenges for the small historic museums seeking to establish themselves in St. Petersburg.
Russia in Revolution
Halliday, E.M.
1967
Russia Launches 'Predictive System' for Monitoring Protest Activity Online
Lokot, Tetyana
2015
The Russian government is implementing a monitoring system which will identify and monitor protest groups and network on the Internet through analyzing blogs and social media.
Russian Censors Falsify Evidence Against Newspaper to Uphold Ban on Political Coverage
Rothrock, Kevin
2015
Almost a year ago, the Kremlin's media watchdog agency, Roskomnadzor, warned a series of news outlets against publishing reports about a protest that took place in Siberia on August 17, 2014. Last wee...
Senate Dem Seeks Investigation of RT for Being Russian-Funded
Ditz, Jason
2017
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D – NH) is pushing a bill that would seek a Justice Department investigation of whether television station RT America is "coordinating with the Russian government."
'They know how it’s done': Turkey violated Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone
2015
Turkish claims that the downed Russian Su-24 jet "violated" its airspace have sparked outrage among Greeks, who took to social media to say it is a clear-cut case of double standards as Turkish jets b...
Western Narrative of Crimea a Pack of Lies Born of Failed Policy and Historical Ignorance
Vogt, Jay
2015
The Western line on Crimea is so absurd that it actually requires mass historical ignorance to be believed.

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