The political struggle of the Russian working class
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- 3 Million March on May Day in Former
- By Mike Davidow, People's Weekly World,
13 May 1995.
- Marchers mark Bolshevik Revolution
- By Bill Doares, Workers World, 27 November
1997. Massive labor demonstrations throughout Russia call
for return of Soviet system.
- On the Territory of the USSR the Work of the
CPSU is Being Renewed!
- Northstar Compass, January 1998. On November
1–2, 1997, in Moscow, there took place a Congress of
Soviet Communists. The Congress adopted the Declaration for
the rejuvenation and rebuilding of the Communist Party of
the Soviet Union on all of the former territory of the
- Russian labour's restless summer: The
union movement looks to politics
- By Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly, [11
July 1998]. More and more often, labour activism has become
unabashedly political. All this is happening in July, when
workers in past years have been tending their potatoes and
cabbages. What will things be like in autumn, when labour
struggles have traditionally resumed in earnest?
- Why is the Working Class Not Up to a Decisive
- By Felix Gorelik, Northstar Compass, August
1998. Why is the Soviet working class accommodating its
masters, when for more than 6–8 months, they do not
receive pay for work done? at the moment is the Soviet
workers are not ready for a political, revolutionary
struggle. Why is this so? The opportunistic position of
Gennady Zyuganov and many deputy-communists.
- To the International Working Class
- From the Samara Strike Committee, 10 April 1999. The
Samara Strike Committee—the host of the Second
All-Russian Congress of Strike Committees—had to
postpone the beginning of the congress due to the lack of
money. Without some minimal financial resources the
desperately needed higher level of class organization cannot
be reached. The existing communist parties have been proven
to be nothing but illusions.
- The Maydays of Moscow
- By Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly, 5 May
1999. May 1 in Moscow this year saw two quite separate
demonstrations. The larger, drawing about 10,000
participants, was organised by the Moscow Federation of
Trade Unions (MFP). Most conspicuous was the absence of any hint
of working-class militancy. Working-class politics were
nevertheless to be had around a statue of Lenin on
Kaluzhskaya Square, where the main organisations of the
Russian leftᰬthe Communist Party of the Russian
Federation, “Working Russia”, Viktor
Anpilov's “Stalinist Bloc for the USSR” set
aside their differences and marched to the city centre.