The political struggle of the Russian working class

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3 Million March on May Day in Former USSR
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 USSR.
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 Struggle?
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.