USSR and Germany: On the Way to 22 June 1941
  • On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany began its war of extermination against the Soviet Union, displacing and killing millions. The date also marks the beginning of the extermination of Europe’s Jews. Russian-based historian and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladimir Shveitser, analyses the geopolitical situation preceding the German attack.
    Never Again! “Operation Barbarossa” anniversary
  • On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany began the attack on the Soviet Union with “Operation Barbarossa”. From day one, the fascist aggressors terrified the civilian population in this war of predation and extermination. War and occupation killed 27 million citizens of diverse nationalities on Soviet Union territory alone.
    100 Years Communist Parties
  • Review of the latest book of Jan Campbell, chairman of the Institute of the Czech Left, an observer organisation of transform! europe. The publication presents the author's reflections on the 100th anniversary of the founding of communist parties in various countries, under specific consideration of the Communist Party of China.
    The dilemmas of Belarus-Russian relations
  • Some weeks ago, Vladimir Putin met with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. At first glance, Putin-Lukashenko's talks were informal and even accompanied by leisure activities in the fresh air, which signaled a good mood in relations between the two countries and leaders. But appearances can be deceiving, and sometimes they are deliberate.
    Wacht Russland auf?
  • Eine Analyse der Proteste, die im Januar in Russland begannen, der beteiligten sozialen Kräfte und möglicher Folgen für die russische Politik und Gesellschaft.
    Vladimir Putin’s January Constitutional Coup
  • The constitutional reform that Vladimir Putin presented on 15th January 2020 was a surprise, especially for those who are not following Russia’s domestic political developments. The possibility of a significant transfer of powers from the president to the Duma (parliament) has been discussed repeatedly over the course of the past year.
    Socioeconomics: Uniquely Russian Poverty
  • Oleg Nikolaevich Smolin's talk at the Russian Social Forum on the current social and economical conditions and the widespread poverty - also among the working population - in Russia. With an introduction by Jirí Málek.
    Few Points Regarding the Sense of the Revolution
  • On the background of this year’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution Jiří Dolejš contemplates the role of revolutionary turmoil and its impact on the human society as well as the requirements under which a real change can be achieved.
    Hegemony or Negotiated Consensus?
  • This year’s parliamentary elections in Russia did not promise any big surprises. In the end, there was at least one: a landslide victory for the pro-Kremlin political party United Russia (Yedinaya Rossiya) which took 76 % of seats in the Russian parliament or State Duma.[1]
    How Powerful is the Russian Bear?
  • A lot of discussion has been going on regarding the Russian foreign policy and its military potential. The aim of this article is not to analyze the state and potential of the Russian military technique, but to look into the economic strengths and weaknesses of this huge country.
    Linke Organisationen Russlands bitten um Solidarität und Unterstützung
  • Genossinnen und Genossen! Heute wenden wir, AktivistInnen linker Organisationen in Russland, uns an Euch mit der Bitte um Eure Solidarität und Unterstützung! In Russland ist ein offener Kampf zwischen einer breiten demokratischen Bewegung und dem korrupten, autoritären und oligarchischen Regime...


    The Ambivalent Dimensions of Russo-Chinese Relations in the Post-Soviet Space
  • Nach dem Zusammenbruch der UdSSR 1991 veränderten sich die Beziehungen zwischen Russland und China grundlegend. In den letzten 25 Jahren gelang es diesen beiden Staaten, die über Jahrhunderte hinweg rivalisierten, Kompromisse auszuhandeln und aktuell sogar eine strategische Partnerschaft aufzubauen – mit weitreichenden Konsequenzen auch für Europa.
    Inclusive European Security? Russia and the EU in the Post-Western World
  • There has been a lot of talk of a new Cold War between the West and Russia, even though the metaphor itself is not appropriate in today’s globalised context. It is not a very fitting analytical description. Firstly, there is no clear ideological and systemic struggle between Russia and the West.