Tag: Soviet Union

Review: Ukraine and the Empire of Capital

Nick Evans finds much of interest in Yuliya Yurchenko's analysis of Ukraine's recent history.

Images of Russia from liberation to oppression

Steve Eason reviews Red Star Over Russia and Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, both at Tate Modern.

How memories of Soviet repression turn Eastern Europe against the left

Hanna Gal offers some personal thoughts on anti-communist political culture in Eastern Europe and how to bridge the divide between Eastern European workers and Western Marxists.

Workers and the Soviet state: lessons from the 1920s

The centenary of the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia provides an opportunity to open up debates on the nature of revolutions and post-revolutionary politics.

A statement on the centenary of the October Revolution

rs21 celebrates the Revolution as a high-water mark in human history.

Six Red Months in Russia: Louise Bryant’s view of the revolution

Louise Bryant's Six Red Months in Russia, with its nuanced and enlightening discussion of women's lives, is a vital eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution.

Reviewing BBC Radio 4’s coverage of the Russian revolution

Martin Crook analyses the presentation of the Russian revolution by the BBC, questioning the accuracy of a review that blames the revolution for the sins of Stalinism.

After 1917: Civil war and ‘modernising counter-revolution’

The Russian Revolution not only provides the most far reaching example of a socialist revolution in history, it also changes our understanding of counter-revolution. 

The Death of Stalin: first as tragedy, then as farce

Estelle Cooch reviews Armando Iannucci's latest film, The Death of Stalin

Review: China Miéville’s October

Charlie Burton reviews China Miéville’s retelling of the story of the tumultuous months 100 years ago leading up to the October revolution. October is published by Verso and available now.  In July 1914, deputies of the...