Tag: Leon Trotsky

In a Significant Way, ‘Bolshevism Was Worse than Fascism,’ Shtepa Says

November 8, 2015

Staunton, November 6 On November 7, some will celebrate the anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, and on November 9, a much smaller number will mark the anniversary of the Third Reich, a conjunction of dates that again prompts many to compare these two systems and their evils. In a Rufabula commentary November 6, Russian regionalist […]

Three More Historical Parallels for Putin

March 27, 2015

Staunton, March 24 – Whenever people are confronted by changes that call into question existing paradigms, their first reaction typically is to deny that anything has happened or that it is significant, but their second is to seek analogies and parallels in the past as guides to understanding. In recent weeks, the murder of Boris […]

Anti-Semitism To Be Found More Easily In Russia Than In Ukraine, Vishnevsky Says

January 8, 2015

Staunton, January 5 – Following Vladimir Putin, who suggested Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by a clutch of “nationalists, neo-Nazis, Russophobes, and anti-Semites,” commentators in Russia and sometimes in the West suggested that anti-Semitism was widespread in Ukraine. Indeed, they have made it a major theme in their presentations. But Boris Vishnevsky, a Yabloko deputy in […]

The Unsurprising, Unjust Conviction of Russia’s Opposition Leader

July 19, 2013

Aleksei Navalny woke up this morning knowing that he’d be found guilty of the crime of embezzlement. What he wasn’t absolutely sure of, though probably heavily suspected, was that he’d be given a lengthy jail sentence — five years, as it turns out, which is just one fewer than the prosecutor had asked for, along […]