One of our editors, Volodymyr Ishchenko, interviewed by British newspaper "The Commune"
What was the society that existed before 1989-91, and was its collapse the historic victory of capitalism over communism?
There are a lot of rather boring discussions in the left-wing movement on “class nature” of USSR, whether it was “state capitalism”, a “degenerated workers’ state” or anything of this kind. Often a specific position on this question becomes a basis for founding political organisations and sectarian rivalry; often such discussions substitute for the real political actions necessary here and now. This is not to ignore this discussion at all, but to point out that it is not so important what exactly we call the Soviet society but what we think should and could have been done to improve it.Далее