Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941”

As always, the publication of an article does not necessarily imply an absolute endorsement of the entirety of its content. – Espresso Stalinist. by Grover Furr, from Cultural Logic, Volume 1, Number 2, Spring 1998 Robert W. Thurston, Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934-1941. (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996). $30.00. Anti-Stalinism Hurts Workers, BuildsContinue reading “Grover Furr reviews Robert Thurston’s “Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934 -1941””

Lenin on National Oppression

“Why should we Great Russians, who have been oppressing more nations than any other people, deny the right to secession for Poland, Ukraine, or Finland? We are asked to become chauvinists, because by doing so we would make the position of Social-Democrats in Poland less difficult. We do not pretend to seek to liberate Poland,Continue reading “Lenin on National Oppression”

The Communist League: The Soviet-Finnish War

Introduction After making the Soviet border regions more secure in Western Byelorussia and Western Ukraine, and acquiring defensive bases in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Soviet Marxist-Leninists turned their attention to the vulnerability of their border with Finland. After being a Swedish province for 600 years, in 1808 Finland was cededContinue reading “The Communist League: The Soviet-Finnish War”