By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2018
US media outlets have seized on the escalation of violence to call for the expansion of Washington’s illegal military intervention.
By Fred Mazelis, 21 February 2018
Blow brands the decision not to choose between two candidates of the ruling class as an illegitimate display of “apathy.”
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018
As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2018
The deaths of Russian military contractors under the rain of bombs and missiles unleashed by the Pentagon has sharply escalated war tensions.
By Clara Weiss, 13 February 2018
Sobchak’s candidacy signals an attempt by sections of the Kremlin to find channels for a rapprochement with US imperialism, and to close ranks within the ruling class.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2018
The reports of Russian casualties came as Turkey resumed its own air strikes against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
By Clara Weiss, 10 February 2018
The teachers wrote that in 2017, their monthly wage was 8,289 rubles ($145), the same amount as in 2012, despite 50 percent inflation since then.
By Alex González, 2 February 2018
Russia is accused of using social media to help “left” presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
By Clara Weiss, 1 February 2018
Though tens of thousands protested last year against social inequality and corruption, Navalny has been unable to tap into the massive social discontent, largely due to his fascistic politics.
By Clara Weiss, 31 January 2018
Within one week, three schools witnessed outbreaks of violence, and one school a stabbing. Dozens of children and several teachers were wounded.
UK Defence Secretary accuses Russia of planning to kill “thousands and thousands and thousands” of Britons
By Robert Stevens, 27 January 2018
Williamson’s comments come just days after the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces declared that Britain must actively prepare for war with Russia.
By Robert Stevens, 25 January 2018
The statement by General Sir Nick Carter of the “need” to project land warfare capability up to 2,000 km is a direct threat to Russia with a horrifying historical parallel.
By Clara Weiss, 23 January 2018
A recent commentary in the Gazeta.Ru warned that the kind of working class unrest that shook Iran might also easily occur in Russia.
By Clara Weiss, 9 January 2018
There is a stark disjuncture between the overwhelming support that Navalny receives from the Western media and his near total lack of popularity in Russia itself.
By Clara Weiss, 5 January 2018
The tragedy is only the latest in a series of workplace accidents and fires which take the lives of at least 15,000 workers in Russia every year.
By Andre Damon, 27 December 2017
The United States, the most unequal and undemocratic developed country in the world, the leading force for war and dictatorship worldwide, is in no position to lecture others about “democracy.”
By Steve James and Chris Marsden, 27 December 2017
The effort to play up the passage of a Russian warship through the North Sea on Christmas Day is only the latest example of the UK’s escalating propaganda campaign against Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2017
The latest report of a hostile encounter between US and Russian fighters comes as Washington prepares to roll out a post-ISIS plan for continuing the war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2017
The Russian President's pronouncement of a 'victory' over ISIS presages not peace, but an even more direct and aggressive conflict between the US and Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2017
Washington and Moscow have traded charges of provocative actions by each other’s warplanes in the skies over the Euphrates River valley.
By Julie Hyland, 11 December 2017
The move by right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin is part of a cross-party effort to build pressure for a far more aggressive stance against Moscow.
Russian federal investigators review anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about murder of the Tsarist family
By Clara Weiss, 7 December 2017
An investigation, opened in 2015, into the killing of the Tsarist family at the behest of Soviet government in 1918, is considering a fascistic and anti-Semitic conspiracy theory which presents the execution as a “ritual killing.”
By Josh Varlin, 6 December 2017
The move is intended to humiliate and isolate Russia, facilitating a long-term campaign by US imperialism to remove Russia as an obstacle to American hegemony.
Russian television’s Trotsky serial: A degraded spectacle of historical falsification and anti-Semitism
By Fred Williams and David North, 25 November 2017
The eight-part serial is an exhibition of the political, intellectual and cultural depravity of all those involved in its production.
By Alex Lantier, 24 November 2017
A century after World War I, amid another catastrophic political collapse of world capitalism, countries across Europe and the world are again preparing for total war.
By Halil Celik, 23 November 2017
The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran met at a summit in Sochi, a Black Sea resort town, to discuss the political future of Syria.
By Trévon Austin, 21 November 2017
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced that Google will create algorithms designed to “de-rank” web sites such as RT and Sputnik.
By Julie Hyland, 15 November 2017
The UK prime minister’s claims underscore how unsubstantiated allegations of Russian “interference” and “fake news” have become the refuge for crisis-ridden politicians the world over.
By James Cogan, 14 November 2017
Trump’s continual references to the economic woes of the US speak to the real motivations for an anti-China coalition.
By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2017
Frightened of the emergence of a revolutionary movement of the working class, the Russian ruling elite has responded to the 100th anniversary of 1917 by falsifying the struggle for socialism and attacking the revolution from the far-right.
By Trévon Austin, 10 November 2017
The move is a product of the ongoing anti-Russia witch hunt led by the Democratic Party, together with the US intelligence agencies, aimed at delegitimizing and outlawing domestic political opposition.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2017
The Saudi king’s visit to Russia unfolds amid worsening relations between Washington and the kingdom that has long been an essential prop of US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 6 October 2017
The Senate Intelligence Committee claims of Russian subversion of American democracy are factually absurd and politically sinister.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2017
Since Facebook announced it would collaborate in investigating Russian “meddling,” the New York Times and Washington Post have whipped themselves into a McCarthyite frenzy.
By Andre Damon, 25 September 2017
Leading Democrats, working with intelligence agencies and media outlets, are using the campaign against Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election to justify social media censorship.
By Johannes Stern, 2 September 2017
Amid mounting military and diplomatic tensions between the US and Russia, Congress has taken the first steps toward annulling the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
By Clara Weiss, 1 September 2017
The is the second part of a two-part article on Ivar Tenisovich Smilga, a leading figure in the October Revolution and the Red Army who worked closely with Lenin and then with Trotsky as a member of the anti-Stalinist Left Opposition. The first part was posted on August 31.
By Clara Weiss, 31 August 2017
The is the first part of a two-part article on Ivar Tenisovich Smilga, a leading figure in the October Revolution and the Red Army who worked closely with Lenin and then with Trotsky as a member of the anti-Stalinist Left Opposition.
By Clara Weiss, 29 August 2017
Residents said they believe the fire was allowed to burn out of control with the aim of driving out impoverished residents in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
By Daniel de Vries, 29 August 2017
The natural gas tanker’s passage marks a new milestone in the decay of the Arctic Ocean ice cap.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2017
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier used the anniversary of the Hitler-Stalin pact to threaten Russia and boost Estonian nationalism, which draws directly from the traditions of the Nazis.
By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2017
The targeting of Chinese companies makes clear that Washington is exploiting the tense standoff with North Korea as part of its wider confrontation with Beijing.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 August 2017
The US Embassy in Moscow announced Monday that it would curtail the issuance of nonimmigrant visas in response to the expulsion of hundreds of US diplomats and contractors.
By Alex Lantier, 8 August 2017
Just over a century since the guns of August 14 announced the outbreak of WWI in Europe, NATO’s military focus is shifting from the Middle East back to Europe, with major preparations underway for war with high-tech and nuclear enemies.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 August 2017
With relations between Washington and Moscow worse than at anytime since the height of the Cold War, predominant sections of the US establishment are pressing for a further escalation of tensions.
By Johannes Stern, 2 August 2017
Oskar Lafontaine is seeking to transform widespread opposition to US militarism into support for German and European imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2017
Amid a mounting domestic political crisis and a breakdown of long-standing alliances, the United States is simultaneously escalating its military threats against nuclear-armed Russia and China.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2017
The sanctions bill passed by the US Congress this week, and the Russian response to it, mark a major escalation of the conflict between the world’s largest nuclear powers.
By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2017
The US bill and the EU reaction expose the fundamental conflicts behind the rapid deterioration of US-EU relations since the election of Donald Trump.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 July 2017
The new sanctions, combined with measures that restrict the Trump administration’s ability to remove them, expose the essence of the anti-Russia campaign spearheaded by the US intelligence agencies.
By Halil Celik, 21 July 2017
By obtaining its first long-range air and anti-missile defense system from Russia, Turkey could conceivably close its skies to NATO fighters if necessary.
By Andre Damon, 14 July 2017
The Washington Post, owned by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos, declares Russia a “hostile power” because it is opposed to “bedrock American values” like self-determination and a free press.
Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2017
Behind the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a furious struggle between the White House and the national security establishment over foreign policy.
By Barry Grey, 8 July 2017
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called the meeting “disgraceful” and denounced Trump for undermining “our Intelligence Community.”
By Peter Symonds, 6 July 2017
While Russia and China publicly opposed the aggressive US stance against North Korea, Xi’s visit to Russia also strengthened their economic and strategic relations.
By Paul Mitchell, 3 July 2017
The drive to confront Russia has taken on added urgency since the humiliating defeat for the US when Syrian government forces recaptured Aleppo.
By Evan Blake, 28 June 2017
The retracted CNN article was only the latest in a long series of spurious allegations aimed at shifting public opinion against Russia.
By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017
Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.
From the archives of the Revolution
Declaration of the Bolshevik Faction at a session of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the Question of the Offensive
By Leon Trotsky, 23 June 2017
This declaration, written by Trotsky but delivered by P. Pozern, warns the working class of the implications of the military offensive being prepared by the Provisional Government.
Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017
Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2017
The seriousness of the rising tensions between Washington and Moscow was underscored Tuesday with Australia’s announcement that it is grounding its planes that have been flying over Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017
An editorial in Sunday’s Times on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is an exercise in disinformation aimed at whipping up support for war with Russia.
By Johannes Stern, 17 June 2017
Twenty five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the conflicts between the major imperialist powers, which resulted in two world wars, are openly erupting again.
By our reporter, 14 June 2017
The new provisions against Russia are being added to a sanctions bill directed against Iran that was introduced with widespread bipartisan support and scheduled for final Senate passage today.
By Alan Gilman, 14 June 2017
One fairly recent election stands out for the brazen and open manner in which the United States government, directed from the White House, intervened to put its candidate in office in a foreign land. The targeted country was none other than Russia.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2017
The New York Times has erupted with rhapsodic praise for a man whom, less than a year before, its editorial writers had called a careerist and coward responsible for helping to rig the 2016 election.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2017
The fired FBI director describes extensive efforts by the US president to block the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections.
By Isaac Finn, 6 June 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the lack of evidence of Russian hacking in the 2016 election, and to the hypocrisy of US complaints about the manipulation of elections.
By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2017
French and German newspapers pointed to a “European moment,” in which continental Europe led by Germany and France would unite against the United States and Britain.
By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2017
While advancing an aggressive imperialist intervention in the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, Macron signaled a broad shift in France’s foreign policy.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution
By Clara Weiss, 15 May 2017
With the exception of a small and stunningly wealthy layer of oligarchs and a narrow upper-middle class, the restoration of capitalism has produced a disaster for the Russian population.
By Andre Damon, 13 May 2017
The crisis surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey has been seized on by the Democratic Party and much of the media to escalate their anti-Russian campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 May 2017
The Pentagon has stepped up airstrikes, inflicting a growing toll in civilian lives, in preparation for a siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By James Cogan, 8 May 2017
We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, May 6, by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.
By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2017
The media is fueling tensions with speculation that North Korea could conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark its Military Foundation Day next Tuesday.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 April 2017
The general indifference shown to the victims of this brutal massacre exposes once again the hypocrisy of the crusaders for “human rights” in the US and Europe.
By Alex González, 17 April 2017
The claim Russia is looking to increase its influence in Latin America is part of a broader effort to prepare public opinion for war with Russia.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2017
Russia and Iran warned that any US attack in Syria would have “grave consequences” for the region and the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017
Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.
By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2017
The Trudeau government is providing strong backing to the Trump administration’s moves to escalate military conflict in the Middle East and pursue confrontation with Russia.
By Barry Grey, 13 April 2017
There is virtually no discussion in the mass media of the catastrophic consequences of a war involving the United States, the European powers and Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 April 2017
On the eve of Secretary of State Tillerson’s meetings in Moscow, Russian President Putin warned of new chemical weapons provocations to justify more US attacks on Syria.
By Chris Marsden, 10 April 2017
In line with the Trump administration, the Conservative government is demanding regime change in Syria and preparing a military offensive to that end.
By Clara Weiss, 10 April 2017
Finding support among broad layers of Russia’s impoverished population, the strike reflects the social tensions building up under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2017
The conflict within the White House involves both foreign and domestic policy, as Trump scraps his populist pretenses and moves to do the bidding of Wall Street.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By Fred Williams, 7 April 2017
This is an edited version of a lecture delivered live March 25 on the origins and significance of the Russian Revolution of 1905. To register for the lecture series, visit wsws.org/1917.
By Vladimir Volkov, 4 April 2017
Russian officials are investigating the bombing, which injured some fifty people, as a possible terrorist attack.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2017
Last week, the Guardian newspaper carried a feature story claiming to expose a “vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB.”
By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2017
The neo-McCarthyite campaign shows the diseased character of the US two-party system and the rightward-moving Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 31 March 2017
In a significant shift from the campaign waged over the past several months, the Senate hearing heard claims that Russian cyber-operations had targeted Republicans and Democrats alike.
By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2017
The foreign policy dispute behind the divisions was underscored by remarks from Dick Cheney, who called Russian intervention in the US elections an “act of war.”
By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2017
The “newspaper of record” has seized on last Sunday’s protests to promote escalating confrontation with Moscow and nurture the most right-wing forces in Russia itself.
By Vladimir Volkov, 29 March 2017
While many demonstrators expressed opposition to inequality, the pro-Western, far-right program of Alexei Navalny has nothing to do with the genuine interests of working people.
By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2017
Over the weekend, leading Democrats reiterated their declaration that Russian interference in the 2016 US election was an “act of war.”
By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2017
Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, who oversees the US nuclear stockpile, told the New York Times, “You need to have the will to use” nuclear weapons.
By Patrick Martin, 22 March 2017
The Times is the media spearhead of the campaign by the Democratic Party and the military-intelligence apparatus to whip up a war frenzy against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 6 March 2017
US politics was dominated over the weekend by mutual reproaches between the White House and intelligence agencies in a conflict that is centered on issues of foreign policy and war.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigation as media, Democrats revive anti-Russian campaign
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2017
Democrats’ fulminations against Sessions have nothing to do with his reactionary and deeply antidemocratic actions in the three weeks since he became attorney general.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 March 2017
The incident underscores the explosive character of the Syria conflict, which could rapidly escalate into a direct clash between nuclear-armed powers.
By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2017
There is mounting pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.