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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Russian Revolutions and Civil War

Related: The Roots of Russia: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (part 1); A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire (part 2), The Road to the Revolutions (part 3) Introduction Part 3 of this series set out the political, economic and intellectual context leading to the Russian Revolutions. This […]

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

by Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Russia: Road to the Revolutions

We continue publishing the series of Julien Paolantoni’s essays on the history of the Russian Empire. The first two related parts were The Roots of Russia : From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire. Introduction Part 2 of this series was an attempt […]

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‘Primitive and irrational’ – autopsy of a social dogma

By Matthew COOPER (USA)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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‘Primitive and irrational’ – autopsy of a social dogma

Romanian-British historian Dr. David Mitrany’s 1950 book, Marx Against the Peasant: a Study in Social Dogmatism, is a pleasant surprise in a number of ways. For one thing, it is prescient in ways one wouldn’t normally suspect. In 1950, Europe was struggling in the midst of political division, poverty and wrack. The Marshall Plan for […]

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Episode 6. Leon Trotsky, Father of German Nazism (V)

By Nikolay STARIKOV (Russia)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Episode 6. Leon Trotsky, Father of German Nazism (V)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 But back to Russia. In giving the finger to his Western Partners and breaking Russia’s diplomatic isolation at the Genoa Conference by signing the Treaty of Rapallo, Lenin had expended the last of his strength. In May 1922, he had a stroke. It was the first time […]

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