YEZHOV VS. STALIN: THE CAUSES OF THE MASS REPRESSIONS OF 1937–1938 IN THE USSR – The Greanville Post
I would urge people to generally avoid CounterPunch (where this article was published). They should change their name to CounterIntelligence. It is becoming more and more obvious to me and others that it has been thoroughly penetrated by US counterintelligence agents – if it wasn’t set up as a deliberate front in the first place. This article is a good one, but it’s only there to show how “diverse” they are. In reality, what they actually do is water-down any genuine revolutionary left / Marxist-Leninist analysis. You will likely soon see on CP, if you care to indulge, a spate of attack pieces on Ms. Johnstone; kind of like how they teamed up and pounced on Caitlin Johnstone (no relation) a few months ago. – PC
by Diana Johnstone
In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the Black Bloc, familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa sounds more political. It also serves the purpose of stigmatizing those it attacks as “fascists”. . .
Source: Antifa in Theory and in Practice
Alla Borisovna Pugacheva (Russian: Алла Борисовна Пугачёва; sometimes transcribed in English as Pugachova, Russian pronunciation: [pʊɡɐˈtɕɵvə]; born 15 April 1949), is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day. For her “clear mezzo-soprano and a full display of sincere emotions,” she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity.
She became a Meritorious Artist of the Russian SFSR in 1980, People’s Artist of the Russian SFSR in 1985 and People’s Artist of the USSR in 1991. She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997.