On the Question of Imperialism

Is Russia Imperialist? There is much confusion as to the nature of imperialism. Many analysts contend that there is only one form of imperialism in the world today, namely NATO and that countries such as Russia and China are the leaders of a global anti-imperialist front, resisting domination by the Western corporate elite. However, such as theory does not stand up to scrutiny. In his book Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Vladimir Lenin defined imperialism as monopoly capitalism. He writes: If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. Such a definition would include what is most important, for, on the one hand, finance capital is the bank capital of a few very big monopolist banks, merged with the capital of the monopolist associations of industrialists; and, on the other hand, the […] Read More

1959: Scarier than Fiction The Dyatlov Pass

No Copyright – Part IV of Civil Code No. 230-FZ of the Russian Federation of December 18, 2006. Source: Infodjatlov   Scarier than Fiction The Dyatlov Pass is located in the Ural Mountains of Western Russia. On February 2, 1959, 9 experienced ski hikers died under extremely strange and somewhat frightening circumstances. At the point of their disappearance, the goal of the ill-fated expedition was to reach Otorten, a mountain that was approximately 6 miles away. The unfortunate hikers never reached their destination, and chillingly enough, the word “Otorten” translated from Mansi (indigenous peoples in the area) language, means “Mountain of the dead men.” The Unfortunate Hikers The expedition originally began with ten hikers, and it was led by a 23-year-old man named Igor Dyatlov.There were eight men and two women. The two women on the expedition were Zinaida Kolmogorova and Lyudmila Dubinina, and the other men were Alexander […] Read More