Protests continue in Russia, demand ‘Free Navalny!’

Vol. 85/No. 6 - February 15, 2021

For the second week in a row, tens of thousands demonstrated against Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying a police crackdown Jan. 31. The protests, demanding the release from prison of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s main bourgeois political opponent, are the most…


Mass protests across Russia demand ‘Free Alexei Navalny’

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021
Protesters in over 100 Russian cities Jan. 23, including St. Petersburg, above, demand freedom for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, protest growing repression by regime of Vladimir Putin.

Despite a brutal police crackdown, tens of thousands rallied in over 100 Russian cities across the country Jan. 23 demanding freedom for Alexei Navalny, the most prominent bourgeois opposition politician in the country, who was arrested days earlier. It was…


‘Stimulus’ fund for ‘Militant’ over $55,000!

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

The special “stimulus” fund appeal to readers by the Militant  has taken another step upward. We’re now at $55,037 from 112 donations to the working-class newsweekly. “It is with great pleasure I send this ‘stimulus’ money to the Militant,” Helen…


Russian Revolution proved workers can take power

Vol. 84/No. 34 - August 31, 2020
Workers’ Red Guard patrols south of Moscow during October 1917 Russian Revolution. U.S. communist leader James P. Cannon said workers from U.S., Europe and their “colonial slaves” were lifted up by victory of Bolsheviks after “depression and despair” of imperialist world war.

Speeches for Socialism by James P. Cannon is one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for August. A young working-class fighter inspired by the 1917 October Revolution led by the Bolsheviks, he was a founding leader of the U.S. Communist…


Protests in Russia Far East rock Putin government

Vol. 84/No. 32 - August 17, 2020

Tens of thousands of working people in Khabarovsk, a city of 600,000 in Russia’s Far East, demonstrated Aug. 1, above, over the Kremlin’s July 9 arrest of elected Provincial Gov. Sergei Furgal. The protests have continued for weeks, initially calling…


Crimean Tatars mark 1944 mass deportation, Moscow occupation

Vol. 84/No. 22 - June 8, 2020
Following Moscow’s 2014 occupation of Crimea, Crimean Tatars are prohibited from holding events to commemorate 1944 deportation of entire Tatar population from peninsula. On May 18, Tatar prisoners defied ban and staged protest at frame-up military court hearing in Russia.

On May 18 a group of Crimean Tatars put on trial by Moscow on trumped-up terrorism charges staged a daring protest during a military court hearing in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Placed behind a glass cage for the hearing, the seven…


Putin moves to extend his rule, tamp down workers’ resistance

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin Jan. 15 announced “a major renewal,” which looks a lot like a plan to keep him in office indefinitely. His proposed changes to the constitution are being rolled out with great fanfare. This takes place as…


Moscow frees Sentsov who fought its seizure of Crimea

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Moscow frees Sentsov who fought its seizure of Crimea

After years of an international campaign demanding freedom for Ukrainian and Crimean political prisoners framed up and imprisoned in Russia, the regime of Vladimir Putin released filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, left, and Oleksandr Kolchenko, right, along with 33 others in a…


Moscow covers up nuclear blast at White Sea site

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

It took Russian government officials two full days to acknowledge that an explosion that killed seven people Aug. 8, involved workers handling nuclear material at its Nyonoska missile testing site on the White Sea. Moscow has a long record of…


Autoworkers in Russia start ‘work to rule’ against layoffs

Vol. 83/No. 17 - April 29, 2019

The autoworkers union at the Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, in the Leningrad region, launched a “work to rule” job action April 8. Some 900 workers are protesting their coming layoff and are demanding a two-year severance package after…