Russia: the state-capitalism of the former Soviet Union
and its relation to the market capitalism of today

(CV Issue #46, vol. 17, #1, November 15, 2011)

CPUSA revisionists on the Soviet Union: Bahman Azad's book is a die-hard defense of state-capitalism, by Pete Brown (84K)
(Issue #29, vol. 8, #2, June 20, 2002)

Vladimir Putin's two wars: on Chechnya and Russian workers, by Joseph Green (39K)
* Russian activists denounce the war, excerpts from two leaflets by the Chelovechnost group in Moscow (10K)
Reviews by Joseph Green of 3 books about the Russo-Chechen wars:
* Introducing the reviews: The Chechen wars through the Western bourgeois prism (14K)
* Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus (Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal) is a journalistic account that wishes the national question would go away. The review contrasts the revolutionary Leninist stand to the national question with its betrayal by the Stalinist state-capitalist regime, as well as dealing with current Russian policy towards Chechnya. (35K)
* Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict (John Dunlop) is an example of Cold War-style scholarship as it is still being written although we are now in the era of free-market Russia. This review deals with the Soviet period as well as the 1990s. (23K)
* Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power (Anatol Lieven) is Anatol Lieven's apology for Russian imperialism. (73K)
(Issue #24, vol. 6, #2, June 14, 2000)

CHECHNYA: Not another war for oil! Articles against the Russian invasion of Chechnya
* Down with the Russian war against the Chechen people by Joseph Green (52K)
* Historical origins of the Chechen revolt: important dates in Russian-Chechen relations, by Joseph Green (54K) This chronology includes tsarism, the Soviet period (the revolutionary period as well as the period of Stalin's rule and of Stalin's successors), and the free-market period of the 90s.
* Chechnya must have the right to self-determination! (CV leaflet of 23 October 1999, 6K)
(Issue #23, vol. 6, #1, February 4, 2000)

RUSSIA: On recent remarks of Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation: State-capitalist politics descends into naked anti-Semitism
by Mark, Detroit (29K)
(Issue #20, vol. 5, #1, March 28, 1999)

ON WALTER DAUM'S THE LIFE AND DEATH OF STALINISM: Competition among Soviet enterprises and ministries, and the collapse of the Soviet Union by Joseph Green (98K)
(Issue #19, vol. 4, #4, December 8, 1998)

The old state-capitalist "socialism" was rotten while today--
(Issue #19, vol. 4, #4, December 8, 1998)

Does the existence of nationalized industry prove that
the capitalist law of value has been abolished?
PREOBRAZHENSKY--ideologist of state capitalism (Part 2), by Joseph Green (185K)
IN DEFENSE OF MARXIST MATERIALISM: Chicago Workers' Voice discards the Marxist `paradigm' [after discarding anti-revisionism] by Mark, Detroit (40K)
(Issue #18, vol. 4, #3, August 1, 1998)

Does the existence of nationalized industry prove that a country is socialist?:
PREOBRAZHENSKY--ideologist of state capitalism (Part 1), by Joseph Green (111K)
(Issue #17, vol. 4, #2, April 20, 1998)

From the correspondence page:
Questions on the "deformed workers' state", NEP and state capitalism
and also against the De Leonist SLP (15K)
(Issue #17, vol. 4, #2, April 20, 1998)

Why did the SOVIET UNION fall?
Closing their eyes to the obvious in their `Revolution from Above': Kotz and Weir deny the economic collapse of Soviet state-capitalism (part one) by Joseph Green (65K)
(Issue #16, vol. 4, #1, Jan. 20, 1998)

State-capitalism under a "socialist" banner:
* The ANARCHY OF PRODUCTION under the veneer of Soviet revisionist planning (101K)
(Issue #12, Vol. 3, #1, March 1, 1997)

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