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  • Cuba’s future

    Cuba’s future

    The period following the disintegration of the Soviet Union was the most critical in Cuba. Even the most optimistic thought Communist Cuba would die a natural death in the absence of Soviet economic and military assistance. What Castro did was to attempt further ideological rigidity. He rejected perestroika and simply fine-tuned the existing politico-economic structures without disowning Marxism-Leninism. Doing more with less became the battle cry of Cuban leaders. Today, that option doesn’t exist.

    August 12, 2021
  • A red rover

    A red rover

    He would not rule out a faster pace in the later stage of the rover’s mission, depending on its operational state at the time.

    May 26, 2021
  • Public, not private

    Public, not private

    Anyone who could not run his factory, which employed thousands of workers, just declared a lockout and the government was a ready taker. Sick textile mills were one example but also included many prestigious engineering names like Braithwaite which designed and built the first Howrah Bridge, a wonder in the 1930s.

    March 20, 2021
  • Navalny sanctions

    Navalny sanctions

    Last month, Biden called for Navalny’s release, saying he was “targeted for exposing corruption and should be released immediately and without condition.”

    March 6, 2021
  • Lenin’s Legacy

    Lenin’s Legacy

    It is a cruel fact of history that just as the Russian Tsar threw away a golden opportunity of transforming Russia into a working constitutional state if he had cooperated with the moderate liberal opinion after the revolution of 1905, Lenin repeated the same mistake by not attempting to create a constitutional government

    December 24, 2020
  • Communist Parties

    Communist Parties

    A particular strength of the communists has been that many party members are educated. Could they not promote their electoral prospects by running schools and colleges? They could also do other forms of social service such as running hospitals, dispensaries and nursing homes

    September 9, 2020
  • A fragmented world

    A fragmented world

    Globalisation is overwhelmingly a technological and economic process while fragmentation is primarily political. Even though they take place in different spheres, it is often assumed that there is a relationship between the two

    August 12, 2020
  • Russia celebrates Victory Day amid Coronavirus pandemic

    Russia celebrates Victory Day amid Coronavirus pandemic

    The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that events organized abroad by diplomatic missions will also be held online.

    May 9, 2020
  • America sets a bad example on coronavirus fight

    America sets a bad example on coronavirus fight

    While it remains the world’s most powerful country in terms of economy and military, it apparently is losing or waning its long-standing socio-economic-political influence or presence across the world in recent years.

    May 1, 2020
  • Russia President Vladimir Putin honours Leningrad siege victims

    Russia President Vladimir Putin honours Leningrad siege victims

    The President placed a floral wreath before the Motherland monument, but before he stopped and left flowers next to the mass grave where Victor's remains lie.

    January 19, 2020
  • The Saturday Interview | India must moderate inter-faith dialogue

    The Saturday Interview | India must moderate inter-faith dialogue

    Kelpsa is a winner of many awards, including the Georgian Order of Honour and Lithuanian NATO Accession Medal.

    January 4, 2020
  • Setback for Kremlin

    Setback for Kremlin

    It is a commentary on the general disenchantment that Putin’s own ratings are at near-record lows, though still high by international standards.

    September 12, 2019
  • PM Modi, Putin exchange hugs and handshakes, visit Zvezda shipbuilding facility

    PM Modi, Putin exchange hugs and handshakes, visit Zvezda shipbuilding facility

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the chief guest at the fifth Eastern Economic Forum, will address the event on Thursday.

    September 4, 2019
  • Midnight knock

    Midnight knock

    If the objective is to forestall a large number of nominations, it is as yet unclear as to what charges the establishment would bring against those arrested.

    July 30, 2019
  • Trotsky’s asylum in France

    Trotsky’s asylum in France

    Underlying the many strands in this bizarre story are the bilateral relations between France and the Soviet Union, and the Franco-Soviet rapprochement, which was initiated in 1931 and culminated in the Franco-Soviet Mutual Assistance Pact of May 1935. This pact necessitated France to accommodate Joseph Stalin's implacable hostility towards Trotsky. The French Ministry of the Interior and police considered Trotsky a nuisance and troublemaker, and would have preferred that Trotsky was refused asylum from the start.

    June 3, 2019
  • From Nehru to Modi

    From Nehru to Modi

    There was a wide gulf between Nehru's India and the real Bharat; little wonder that Narendra Modi has been looked upon as a parvenu in New Delhi. He therefore needed to be elected a second time with an increased majority for India to accept him as its ongoing ruler.

    June 2, 2019
  • First days of presidency ‘a bit of a shock’: Volodymyr Zelensky

    First days of presidency ‘a bit of a shock’: Volodymyr Zelensky

    Zelensky beat incumbent Petro Poroshenko in last month's polls on promises of rebooting the political system and purging the influence of powerful oligarchs.

    May 24, 2019