Russian Socialist Movement

On April 5, 2024, the Russian Socialist Movement was declared “foreign agent.” Ilya Budraitskis, Kirill Medvedev and Sasha Davydova look at the history of the movement.
Ernest Reid — The post-Soviet capitalist regime has been central to the gradual destruction of Russia’s Left. Nevertheless, the emerging new cohort of leftists offers hope for the future.
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.
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.
Anti*Capitalist Resistance comrades speak to Vasylyna, a member of Sotsialnyi Rukh, and Mia, an activist in the Russian Socialist Movement, about the war and their organisation's activities.

A momentous development has drawn my attention away from the unfolding climate catastrophe on which I have been riveted.

Ilya Budraitskis explains the left’s vision of decentralized governance and why Russia’s Communist Party must exit together with Putin.
Chris Maisano surveys the views and policies of left-wing parties in Europe regarding the Ukraine war.
Russian Socialist Movement — On the one-year anniversary of this war, we call all those who yearn for peace to turn out for demonstrations and rallies against Putin’s invasion. Unfortunately, not all the “peace” rallies taking place next weekend will be actions of solidarity with Ukraine. A large part of the left in the West does not understand the nature of this war and advocates compromise with Putinism.
Moscow-based poet, translator, and activist Kirill Medvedev, of the Russian Socialist Movement (RSD), discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine and anti-war resistance at home.
Russian Socialist Movement - For over a decade, Russian antifascists have commemorated January 19 as their day of solidarity. Today, when the Putin regime has invaded Ukraine and unleashed unprecedented repression against its own citizens who oppose the war, the date of January 19 takes on a new meaning.
An online discussion on the political situation in Russia hosted by Russian Socialist Movement highlighting resistance to Putin's 'mobilization' of residents for the war in Ukraine. Featuring Alexandra Talaver, Ilya Matveev, Ilya Budraitskis, Maxim Alyukov, Volodymyr Ishchenko and Oleg Zhuravlev.