Tag Archives: Marxism

Российский империализм

Russian Imperialism, in Russian. Thanks to the Praxis Research and Educational Center, an independent, voluntary collective, founded in 1998 by scholars and activists of social movements grouped around the Victor Serge Public Library in Moscow.

ilustrСпасибо Научно-просветительскому центру «Праксис»общественной организации, созданной группой ученых и активистов социальных и гражданских движений в 1998 г. на базе Общественной библиотеки имени Виктора Сержа.

We cannot understand the present crisis in Ukraine if we do not understand that Russia is still and always an imperialist power.

Нынешний украинский кризис невозможно понять, если не признать, что Россия по-прежнему является империалистической державой.

Доступный здесь: Збигнев Марцин Ковалевский, Российский империализм

Also in English, French, Greek, Italian and Polish.

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A Ukrainian Marxist and soldier – in French

A Ukrainian army armoured personal carrier in MariupolA translation into French of the interview with a Ukrainian Marxist militant, published on the Ukrainian anarchist web site, nihilist.li. He is fighting in the Donbas as a volunteer soldier of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He explains that he is doing the same as the Bolsheviks did when they defended the Kerensky government against the Kornilov Putsch. In a war between White Guards and the Ukrainian People’s Republic led by Symon Petliura, he says, referring to another historical parallel, the choice between them is evident for him as a Marxist, in favour of the latter. He argues that you cannot stop the Russian imperialist aggression without fighting it with arms in hand. He explains also, among others, what he thinks about the nature of the Maidan mass uprising, the historical reasons of anti-communist sentiments among Ukrainian soldiers, the dangers from the far right, the weakness of the Ukrainian left and the attitude of the Western and Russian left toward the events in Ukraine. Finally, he comments on what should be done.

 

Un soldat ukrainien, Pour moi, en tant que marxiste, le choix entre les gardes blancs et les pétliouristes est évident

 

See this interview also in Russian and Polish and a resume in English. A translation into English will be available soon.

Impérialisme russe

On ne peut comprendre l’actuelle crise ukrainienne si l’on ne comprend pas que la Russie est encore et toujours une puissance impérialiste.

Russian Imperialism, in French. We cannot understand the present crisis in Ukraine if we do not understand that Russia is still and always an imperialist power.

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, Impérialisme russe

Also in English and Polish