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Amid Corrupt Elections, Strikes and Protests Erupt in Belarus

Belarus’s authoritarian President, Alexander Lukashenko, has ruled the country since 1994. Yet Lukashenko’s regime is coming into question after a potentially rigged election unleashed unprecedented demonstrations that have been joined by a defiant labor movement.

Dima Gonskiy

August 18, 2020

The Coronavirus in Capitalist Russia

As the rest of the world continues to battle the coronavirus, the Russian government has not only failed to effectively battle the emergency but has attempted to actively ignore it and the plight of its citizens.

Dima Gonskiy

May 15, 2020

Russian Doctors and Activists Face Threats for Reporting on Coronavirus Amid Surge in Cases

A few weeks ago, while the rest of the world scrambled to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Russia declared a victory over it. The truth, however, is far from it, as doctors and activists have been at the receiving end of harassment by the state for speaking out.

Veronica Rivas

April 22, 2020

Chernobyl: An Environmental Catastrophe Caused by Stalinism

In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor No. 4 of the Pripyat nuclear power plant in Ukraine—then part of the USSR—blew up. The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” shows what caused the disaster: Stalinism.

Óscar Fernández

June 10, 2019

Putin Wins Fourth Term Amid Widespread Claims of Election Violations

Putin won the presidential elections in Russia handily last Sunday. However, the voting took place amid widespread claims of voter fraud.

Marisela Trevin

March 19, 2018

Putin Poised for Re-Election as Voters Head to Polls

Russia is holding elections today, in which Vladimir Putin is expected to be re-elected by a broad margin in the first round. The surprise could be the abstention rate.

Left Voice

March 18, 2018

Repression and Resistance in Putin’s Russia: Hundreds Detained in Protests Against Rigged Elections

Protests are repressed and opposition leaders jailed in Putin's Russia.

Marisela Trevin

January 29, 2018

How Will Russia Celebrate the Centennial of the October Revolution?

It has been 100 years since the storming of the Red Palace that marked the world's first successful socialist revolution. How will Russians remember this day?

Anna Malyukova

October 27, 2017

Summers in Soviet Russia

This is the last of three articles by Anna Malyukova about her memories of the Soviet Union, where she grew up and lived. Anna’s account is not a detached political analysis of the situation in the former Soviet Union but rather a story of her personal experiences, which illustrate the deep contradictions that marked the society and the everyday lives of the people.

Anna Malyukova

March 5, 2017