Opinion: Remembering Operation Bagration: When the Red Army Decapitated the Nazi Front / by Adolph Reed Jr.

The Soviet Union’s Red Army entered Bucharest, Romania to cheering crowds on August 31, 1944. (Photo: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Not only did the Soviet Union bear the most extreme brunt of the horrors of World War II; it also was without question the most central force in the Nazis’ defeat. Eighty-one yearsContinue reading “Opinion: Remembering Operation Bagration: When the Red Army Decapitated the Nazi Front / by Adolph Reed Jr.”

Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims

Russia Beyond/Getty Images Lenin walks around the world. . .The sun sets like a scar,Between the darkness and the dawn,There rises a red star. —Langston Hughes The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which LeninContinue reading “Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims”

“Is Russia an Imperialist Country?” – That’s Not the Right Question to Ask / by Greg Godels

V. I. Lenin’s pamphlet, Imperialism, remains the leading elaboration of the concept of imperialism for Marxists. It is the starting point for any discussion of the global dynamics of capitalism from the late- nineteenth century until today. While capitalism has taken twists, turns, and even detours since Lenin’s time, the destination remains the same– the exploitationContinue reading ““Is Russia an Imperialist Country?” – That’s Not the Right Question to Ask / by Greg Godels”