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Publisher: Progress Books (1990)

The Soviet Revolution: Shaking the World Again

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The Russian Revolution ‘shook the world’ in 1917. It was the first time a socialist revolution had taken and held power, putting the workers in power and seizing private property and society’s productive capacity. That revolution became the nemesis of global imperialism while it inspired national liberation movements around the world. For those who dream and fight for a new world today, it is essential that the lessons of the Russian Revolution and Soviet experiment be studied and understood. Speakers: Dr. Anthony Monteiro from the Saturday Free School, and Brian Becker, PSL Central Committee.

the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture. in 2011 you’ll have seen a model). But some can still be seen in situ. The most notable is Vladimir Shukhov’s Shabalovka Radio Tower – Russia’s Eiffel Tower, and a technological milestone. Boris Mihailovich Iofan’s The Palace of the Soviets hoped to be the world’s tallest building. El Lissitzky’s Cloud Iron was eight cantilevered horizontal skyscrapers, predicated around the idea that humans wished to move horizontally (there was lots of emphasis on mass movement and transit). All were motivated by the Soviet Union’s own Bauhaus: the avant-garde Vkhutemas college. Indeed, as the architecture is being rediscovered, it is making inroads into the tourist’s consciousness.

This is the book which elicited the letter from Dr. Oscar Levy, admitting that his people have destroyed the countries in which they came to power; created the 'chosen people myth', along with a twisted version of Christianity; have brought the world to a shambles having been behind the Revolutions and Wars - both intra and international - throughout history. The Soviet Government learned (better than the other side) that to fight you must have an efficient army, and an efficient army needs trained officers and an iron discipline. Gradually the Red Armies became more efficient. Here again Savinkoff took a prominent part with the other 'heaven-sent' protagonists of the Kerensky revolution - the first, the glorious and thoroughly 'democratic' revolution. Mde. Breshko Brehkovskaya boomed the movement in America, and Dr. Sosskiss - Kerensky's Secretary - became its high priest in London.

Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire. by Victor Sebestyen 480pp, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25. The Year That Changed the World. by Michael Meyer 272pp, Simon & Schuster, £1. 9. On my office wall I have two photos of the leader whose doctrine held the Soviet Union's eastern empire in place for 30 years. Not one person under 30 has identified Leonid Brezhnev, the man who told the Czechs after the invasion of 1968: "We will never leave. Any attempt to break away from the bosom of the socialist motherland would be crushed by force.

In Soviet times the country achieved many things, beginning with the spread of electricity to homes and buildings (gas pipes to homes, it’s true, lag behind) and ending with space exploration and everything else. We can be proud of all this. Could it be that these achievements were made possible by the Soviet government? Sure, it cost many lives as they say, but perhaps these sacrifices were justified? Building the White Sea Canal.

The book examines the role of ideology in the Cold War and discusses Stalin's role in the formulation of policy. an excellent short survey of Soviet foreign policy from World War II to the collapse of the USSR. Robert . aniels, University of Vermont The Soviet Union played a decisive role in defining the shape and pattern of world politics for nearly fifty years following the end of the Second World War. The Soviet Union in World Politics provides an outline of Soviet foreign policy and international relations from 1945, through the cold war to the break up of the USSR. Geoffrey Roberts considers the global and internal impact of Soviet policies and includes discussion of