The SCO met for its 21st annual conference on Friday, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where it admitted Iran as the organisation’s ninth full member. The summit brought together heads of state to discuss members’ continued cooperation.
Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu has committed to working more closely with the nation’s allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), following the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.
On the 23rd of June, the British ‘HMS Defender’ warship was followed by several Russian fighter jets after it sailed within 12 miles of Crimea’s coastline.
The Communist Party’s International secretary John Foster told the CP Political Committee on Wednesday evening (23 June 2021) that while the Conservative government is preparing real-terms cuts to the budgets needed for a post-COVID recovery, military spending will jump by 20% over the next two years. He strongly condemned the government’s decision to sail the guided-missile warship HMS Defender (pictured) inside Crimean territorial waters directly opposite Russia’s Sevastopol naval base.
Navalny is not the ‘saviour fighting for democracy’ that the Western media has portrayed him as. He has consistently proven himself to be an ultranationalist and has mixed with far-right figures from across Russia.
Roman Kononenko, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Leninist Komsomol of the Russian Federation, speaks to Joanne Russell about the current state of Russian politics and the impact Covid-19 has had in Russian & on their organising for ChallengeTV.
The latest bloody flare-up in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to a tentative end last week, with a decisive victory for Azerbaijan. In 6 short weeks the aggressors have managed to claw back cities and territory had been under de-facto Armenian rule since the fall of the Soviet Union. Huge concessions have been made by the Armenian government, and the independent Artsakh republic has all but been handed over to the Azeris in a Russia-brokered peace deal which will have huge consequences for the balance of power in the region.
General Secretary of the Young Communist League, Johnnie Hunter, discusses the reasons behind the October Revolution in Russia, its legacy and, most importantly, its significance today.
The Communist Party’s International Commission has issued a briefing note on the current political crisis in Belarus and its wider international context.
Jamie Perkins discusses the fight for LGBT+ rights in Russia and across Eastern Europe, the lessons which can be learned from socialist Cuba – and how they can be applied today.