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Putin’s plebiscite, Russia’s “Left” & Russia’s Left

In the run-up to the upcoming presidential election in Russia, the Western media have focused on the capitalist contenders such as Vladimir Putin and the more West-friendly Boris Nadezhdin and Yekaterina Duntsova while unsurprisingly failing to acknowledge the absence of a genuine left candidate from the picture. After touching briefly upon the thwarted liberal contenders, […]

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The people are looking for their Robin Hood – An interview with Waltraud Fritz-Klackl of the Communist Party of Austria

Note from LeftEast editors. As part of our continuing collaboration with leftist media from the region, we reprint András Juhász’ interview with Waltraud Fritz-Klackl, a member of the Communist Party of Austria since the 1970s, on the party’s historical relationship with Yugoslavia, its recent electoral success and the opportunities that lie ahead. The article appeared […]


‘This regime is not subject to evolution’ an interview with Ilya Budraitskis

Note from LeftEast editors: This interview was initially published by Meduza and translated by Anna Razumnaya. Political writer Ilya Budraitskis explains the left’s vision of decentralized governance and why Russia’s Communist Party must exit together with Putin. The invasion of Ukraine confronted Russian society with the consequences of a decades-long transformation that began, among other […]