How Ukrainians voted for the preservation of the Soviet Union in 1991, but still ended up in an independent state later that year / by Alexander Nepogodin

Rally on Kaluzhskaya Square in Moscow, timed to the anniversary of the All-Union referendum on March 17, 1991 on the preservation of the USSR. © Sputnik The seeds of the current political split in Ukraine were sown thirty years ago Back in early 1991, few thought the disappearance of the Soviet Union from the political map wasContinue reading “How Ukrainians voted for the preservation of the Soviet Union in 1991, but still ended up in an independent state later that year / by Alexander Nepogodin”

Russian ‘left’ split over Ukraine war / by Ilya Budraitkis

Remembering Lenin’s birthday: CPRF chair Gennady Zyuganov (centre left) at a rally, 4/22 | Credit: Konstantin Zavrazhin · Getty Under Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Communist Party has been a tame opposition kept on a tight leash. With a few brave exceptions, the party has eagerly supported the war in Ukraine. In his address on 22 February,Continue reading “Russian ‘left’ split over Ukraine war / by Ilya Budraitkis”