Russia, the West, and Ukraine

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

As the civil war rages on in Ukraine, the international social and economic forces behind it are often obscured by uncritical and outright propagandistic media coverage in the West and in Russia. This talk seeks to provide a background and framework to understand what is driving the competing imperialist forces of the West and Russia, the rise of the far right, the Russian crackdown on political freedoms, and the consequences for Ukrainians.

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