Young Trotsky: The Making of a Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky was born on November 7, 1879 in the Russian village of Ianovka. This article focuses on Trotsky’s early life and his first major revolutionary experience in the failed 1905 revolution.
Jazmín JiminezNovember 9, 2017
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 MalyukovaOctober 27, 2017
“No One is Handed Freedom on a Silver Platter”: Women and the Russian Revolution
An interview with author of Women, State and Revolution, Wendy Goldman.
Left VoiceAugust 23, 2017
The Oath: The Story of the Jewish Bund
In the early twentieth century, the largest socialist organization in Russia was the Jewish Bund, numbering tens of thousands, who were willing to fight, arms in hand, for the liberation of Jews. While the Bund fostered the national identity and dignity of Russian Jews, they were also committed Marxists, who viewed Jewish emancipation as intimately linked to a worldwide socialist revolution.
Doug Enaa GreeneJuly 3, 2017
Childhood Memories from the Soviet Union
This is the first of three articles by Anna Malyukova about her memories of the Soviet Union, where she grew up and lived before its collapse in 1989. 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 MalyukovaFebruary 23, 2017