Tag: Nikita Khrushchev

Putin Restoring ‘Left Fascism’ of the Late Soviet Period, Ikhlov Says

March 23, 2015

Staunton, March 2 — Putinism is first and foremost the restoration of the “left fascism” that Nikita Khrushchev launched with his attacks on the cultural avant-garde in December 1962, that spread to Poland under Gomulka, and that was overthrown by perestroika and the 1991 revolution, according to Yevgeny Ikhlov. Influenced by the arguments of Umberto […]

Putin’s Vision Means New Cold War More Likely To Go Hot

March 11, 2015

Staunton, March 11 – The new cold war that has begun in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine does not have the formal ideological shape of its predecessor, but Vladimir Putin very much has an ideological vision, Igor Eidman says, and it is one that tragically makes it more likely that this cold war […]

Putin’s ‘Greatest Task’ Is To Become a New Stalin

March 5, 2015

Staunton, March 5 – On the 62 anniversary of his death today, Stalin continues to cast an ever darker shadow over Russia, sparking debates about how he should best be remembered. But beyond these symbols, the influence of Stalin on the thinking of Vladimir Putin and his regime is increasingly obvious and strong, as Moscow […]

The Birth of a Nation

February 26, 2015

Paul Goble writes the latest in our series on the anniversary of the Maidan Revolution and the birth of a new nation, Ukraine. Read the others in the series here. The last twelve months have seen something remarkable in European history: the birth of a new nation not defined by blood or language or passport […]

Some Russians Blame Lenin and Stalin for Moscow’s Problems in Ukraine

October 1, 2014

Staunton, September 29 – Following the Crimean Anschluss, Russians have stopped focusing their anger on Nikita Khrushchev, who transferred Crimea from the RSFSR to Ukraine, as a primary source of their problems with Ukrainians and shifted attention to the role Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin played in creating the current tensions between the two nations. […]