The Zimmerwald Movement: Why you shouldn’t bring socialism to the dinner table.

I think it best I preface this with some definitions otherwise someone will revolt. Second International= Organisation of Socialist and Labour parties. ISB= International Socialist Bureau- Permanent organisers of the above. ISC= International Socialist Comission- Like the above but friendly to the Zimmerwald Movement. SDP= Social Democrat Party- just testing you on this one! This was the state … More The Zimmerwald Movement: Why you shouldn’t bring socialism to the dinner table.

Political Unrest in Russia: The Abdication of Nicholas II

Nikolai Aleksandrovich, known as Tsar Nicholas II, was the last Russian Emperor and a member of the illustrious Romanov dynasty that had sat on the imperial throne since the early seventeenth century. Born on the 18th of May in Tsarskoye Selo, now Pushkin, Nicholas was born to rule only to die in a bloody revolution … More Political Unrest in Russia: The Abdication of Nicholas II

Rasputin- There Was a Cat That Really Was Gone

Grigori Rasputin- a man whose legend has defined him, who is not as well-known as he should be. Rasputin in popular culture is defined through the film Anastasia as the main villain: as the individual that tried to kidnap Anastasia, who put a curse on the Romanov family. But for me, he is best remembered through the words … More Rasputin- There Was a Cat That Really Was Gone

When Politics Come to Sport: A History of Protest and Boycott at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Politics and professional sport have forever been intertwined. Recently this has become more apparent with a number of news stories demonstrating this relationship. The American footballer Colin Kaepernick has made headlines and received a great deal of harassment for kneeling during the American national anthem at matches in protest of police violence against African Americans. … More When Politics Come to Sport: A History of Protest and Boycott at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Did the Brezhnev Doctrine Prolong the Cold War?

http://rusopedia.rt.com/images/publications/45/slide_issue_252.jpg As part of our new challenges task set, here is my challenge, to do a blog post on Leonid Brezhnev as requested by fellow blogger Ali. Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Soviet Union 1964 till his death in 1982, and was the second longest-serving Secretary after Stalin. Other than his famous eyebrows, Brezhnev … More Did the Brezhnev Doctrine Prolong the Cold War?