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Russian Revolution

The Challenges of the Russian Revolution

This is the first of two articles in a series that explores the advances in the realm of women’s rights opened by the Russian Revolution, as well as the difficulties in implementing these advances due to the material conditions of post-1917 Russia.

Andrea D'Atri

July 21, 2018

A Revolution in Search of Heirs

In the current context of a prolonged crisis of capitalism and its parties, as well as the emergence of new political phenomena, the question is raised once again: Shall we recreate illusions in reformism or prepare for the next revolution?

Claudia Cinatti

June 6, 2018

Soviet Hegemony

Craig Brandist speaks about hegemony, the national question and colonialism in the early years of the USSR.

Craig Brandist

May 25, 2018

Marxism or Populism? A Debate About Proletarian Culture

The young Soviet Republic was fertile ground for the development of art with the emergence of new trends, genres and styles.

Ariane Diaz

April 28, 2018

Menshevism: The Girondins of 1917

Menshevism was committed to gradualism and opposed to the “historical impatience” of a socialist revolution.

Doug Enaa Greene

April 18, 2018

The Moscow Thermidor: Stalinist Degeneration and the Lessons for Today

What was Stalinism? Why did it occur and will it be the fate of all socialist revolutions?

Edson Urbano

April 16, 2018

Memories of the Future

The Russian revolution is not old and dead history; socialists can learn central lessons from the working class revolution 100 years ago. What are these lessons?

Christian Castillo

March 28, 2018

The Russian Revolution and National Self-determination

The constitution born from the Russian Revolution is the first and only one to accept the principle of national self-determination — an important democratic right that the majority of the Western capitalist democracies still deny 100 years later.

Women in the Revolution, the Revolution in Women’s Lives

What effect did the Russian Revolution have on women's lives?

Andrea D'Atri

March 5, 2018