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Russia USSR

When Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne of the Russian Empire on March 15, 1917, it was not inevitable that Russia would become the …

The term “cult of personality” has been applied to the regime-sponsored deification of many communist leaders, but is most often used to refer to …


Cold War Communism Russia

A whiff of scandal surrounds this year’s Nobel Prize ceremonies, as Bob Dylan, the laureate in literature, will not be accepting his award in …


Marxism Russia USSR

November 6, 2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Interestingly, this anniversary coincides with a revival of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s …


Russia

“I am a pariah,” wrote the Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya. “You don’t get used to this, but you learn to …


Crimea Russia

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation demands the immediate release of Crimean Tatar leader, Ilmi Umerov. We stand with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, …


Russia Serbia

As the twenty-first anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica approaches, Serbian human rights groups called on Serbian Members of Parliament to adopt a resolution condemning …

The study of art shows you graphically what the aims of these regimes really were.

By Naphtali Rivkin: The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is not, as some might charitably suspect, an anachronistic vestige of 19th Century pseudo-intellectualism. After all, …


Russia

Marking the opening in a Russian village of a museum and bust of Joseph Stalin, Russia’s Culture Minister spoke about the place the dictator holds …