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Anti-war protest

Anti-war sentiment continues to grow inside Russia, as the death toll rises among soldiers from some of Russia's most ethnically marginalised and poorest peoples, reports Dick Nichols.

Navalny film

Barry Healy reviews a new "fly-on-the-wall" documentary about the life of Alexei Navalny, following his sensational poisoning by Russian government agents in 2020.

Anti war protest in Belarus

An underground anti-war movement continues to organise in Russia and neighbouring Belarus, despite facing harsh repression, reports Dick Nichols.

Anti war protest in St Petersburg

Russian feminist activist and historian Ella Rossman, from Feminist Anti-War Resistance, talks about the challenges this new movement faces.

Image: Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels

Federico Fuentes spoke with Argentine Marxist economist Claudio Katz about the nature of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what position anti-imperialists should take in the conflict.

Feminist Anti-War Resistance

Russian feminists have united against the occupation and war in Ukraine under the banner of Feminist Anti-War Resistance.

Charlie Kimber asked the Socialist Tendency of the Russian Federation for the latest news from the anti-war frontline.

Vladimir Putin cr Pixabay

Russia expert Tony Wood told Green Left Russia’s invasion of Ukraine represents “a turning point” for his regime.

No war on Ukraine

This war is unjust and criminal on the part of both sides. It is a fight between two anti-popular regimes, argues an unsigned editorial that appeared on the Russian blogsite Rabkor (Worker Correspondent). 

A new coalition of anti-war socialists has formed in Russia. Socialists Against the War Coalition speak out against the war in their manifesto.

Fridays for Future protest war in Ukraine

The Ukrainian arm of the climate movement Fridays for Future has called for global demonstrations to demand an end to Russia's military assault, reports Andrea Germanos.

The United States and Russia have agreed to discuss the control of nuclear weapons, reports Barry Sheppard, but the expansion of NATO and US imperialist interests may block any meaningful outcome.

Last month's protests in Russia may have been sparked by the arrest of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny, writes Aleksandr Buzgalin, but they were mostly a mass response to the social and economic suffering of the people.

Evald Ilyenkov

Finding Evald Ilyenkov: How a Soviet philosopher who stood up for dialectics continues to inspire
By Corinna Lotz
Lupus Books, 2019 
57 pp., $8
Order online

Dr Richard Sorge, a German communist who penetrated the innermost political and military circles of the Japanese and German governments for a decade from the mid-1930s, only ever had one good thing to say about the Nazis.

Russian president Vladimir Putin, the main backer of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has supported the rebels seeking to overthrow Assad, in the southern Russian town of Sochi on September 17.

After the meeting, it was announced that Putin and Erdogan had reached an agreement on the future of Idlib, a province in northern Syria.

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