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Know your history …Or the ruling class will teach their own version of it

  This month in History Today four eminent historians have given their verdict on a counterfactual that should be familiar enough to students of modern history: ‘Could the Soviet Union have survived?’ Flimsy reasons for collapse…
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Socialised healthcare or private pharma barbarism, that is the question

  Trump: "I consider myself, in a way, a wartime president. This is a war we are waging; this is a very, very difficult situation. " Merkel: "The situation is serious and the outcome is open" Macron: "We are at war. In a war for public…
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The spy who baked scones

Ursula Kuczynski, better and more infamously known as Ruth Werner, led a truly remarkable life. Born into a Jewish family in Berlin in 1907 to a well to do middle class household, during the 1920’s she pursued an education first in book dealing…
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Resurrecting anti-soviet sentiment – The crusade of the Western media

You may have thought that in 2020 in the midst of a pandemic the practice of western imperialism through all its media outlets of still trying to kill and bury the Soviet Union in general and JV Stalin in particular might have abated, but no. Articles…
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When it comes to dissidents, the West deals in double standards

  The West has developed the habit of putting on a pedestal anyone who opposes a political government perceived as threatening. Thus, throughout the 20th century and until the forced dismantling of the USSR, any citizen of the Eastern…

Counterfire Trots still banging the anti-Stalin drum

It is with shock but no surprise that we see once again the sacrifices of the USSR in the Patriotic War presented as ‘geopolitical competition’ (a criminal mischaracterisation); the socialism of the Soviet Union denigrated under a meaningless…

Sergei Khrushchev, born a Soviet citizen dies a US stooge

Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Nikita Khrushchev has died aged 84. Sergei Khrushchev, during his father’s years at the head of CPSU was said to have participated in the Soviet missile and space programme, working on cruise missiles for…
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Anti-Soviet Lies: Did Stalin Pluck A Live Chicken To ‘Prove How Easy It Is To Rule People’?

The absurd lie that Stalin plucked a live chicken to an audience to demonstrate his supposed dictatorial power has been doing the rounds on many platforms of social media lately. It has taken the form of a poorly executed meme. This sloppy piece…
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Sheffield’s Twin City Uses Former Soviet Name.

Denis Pushilin, The Leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has signed a decree issued by the authorities in the region to use Donetsk’s former Soviet name: Stalino. “I hereby decide to provide the name “the city of Stalino”…
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Cuba is Socialist – and so we will be!

Cuban ambassador to the UK, Comrade Teresita Vicente, speaks powerfully at the CPGB-ML meeting to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Great Socialist October Revolution held in Saklatvala Hall, Southall, West London on 5th November 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Lt97HdAks Her…