Russian nationalism and Ukraine: Workers' Liberty 3/44

We need a “Third Way”

Published on: Wed, 30/07/2014 - 18:21
Author

Kirill Medvedev

The perspective on events in Ukraine provided by this article, written by Kirill Medvedev and published on the Russian socialist website Open Left, is very different from that of the July 2014 Yalta conference. This conference (organised around "The Manifesto of the Popular Front for the National Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossiya and Transcarpathian Rus'") was attended by leftists and Russian nationalists (including the most virulent).

Unlike the "Yalta Manifesto", for example, it confronts the issue of Russian imperialism and the fascistic elements within the leadership of the Donetsk and

A Popular Front for Russian Nationalism

Published on: Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:23

The “Manifesto of the Popular Front for the National Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossiya and Transcarpathian Rus’.” (1)

This is the title of the manifesto adopted at a conference – attended by people who regard themselves as being of the left, and by representatives of various brands of Russian nationalism, including the most virulent – held in Yalta (Crimea) in early July. (2)

But trying to rally support among, say, European or US trade unionists for a popular front for the national liberation of Transcarpathian Rus’, in alliance with Russian fascists, is likely to be an uphill struggle.

The

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