Russia

Kirill Medvedev on opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death in prison, the recent jailing of high-profile anti-war socialist Boris Kagarlitsky and how the international left can campaign against President Vladimir Putin’s repressive regime.
Joseph Daher — Faced with the violence of the Israeli occupying army and supported by its Western imperialist allies, the people of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon face the growing risks of a more deadly regional conflagration.
Russian Socialist Movement — Two years ago, Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This was not a response to any military threat posed by Ukraine or NATO: it was an attempt to subjugate a neighboring country that Putin simply believes should not exist.
Solidarity statements released by the Fourth International, Ukraine Solidarity Network (US), European Network for Solidarity with Ukraine, and left elected representatives on the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Ilya Matveev — Alexei Navalny must be recognized for what he was: a giant of anti-authoritarian politics and nonviolent resistance.
How does the Russian left see the legacy of Alexei Navalny’s politics? What role has he played in the politicization of Russian society? What might his ultimate political legacy be? Three interventions from the left.
Suzi Weissman — Boris Kagarlitsky, the Marxist critic and thorn in the side of Putin’s regime, is now in their hands, and international solidarity is required.
The following statements have been issued by the Russian Socialist Movement in the wake of the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in prison and the jailing of socialist dissident Boris Kagarlitsky.
Hanna Perekhoda analyzes construction of Russian imperialist imagery of Ukraine, rooted in the Russian ruling elite’s drive to maintain its power.

Ukrainian feminist and socialist Viktoriia Pihul looks at the situation in Ukraine two years into Russia’s full-scale invasion. 

Nancy Fraser looks at how transfers of natural wealth and care fit within modern imperialism, the role expropriation continues to play in capital accumulation, and the increasingly blurred nature of core-periphery boundaries under financialised capitalism.

An interview with Oksana Dutchak, member of the Commons editorial team, as the two year anniversary of Russia’s invasion approaches.