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What is happening in Ukraine? What is happening in Russia?

Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign Meetings:
Sunday, September 25:
What is happening inside Ukraine?
The stunning success of Ukraine’s military counter-offensive in Ukraine’s north east has taken many by surprise and has received widespread comment. Much of the news focuses on Ukraine’s president, Zelensky. Yet like every other country in the world, the class struggle continues in Ukraine. What was the situation of the class struggle before Russia’s imperialist invasion and how has that invasion affected the struggle? What was the situation in the newly liberated areas of Ukraine and how has it changed? What effect has the recent counteroffensive had on the mood within Ukraine? What are the political perspectives for Ukraine? What are the perspectives for the left in Ukraine?

Hear Vladyslav Starodubtsev discuss these and other questions. Vladyslav is Vladyslav Starodubtsev, a historian of Central and Eastern Europe, a social activist and a member of Rada (collective leadership body) of the Ukrainian democratic socialist organization Sotsialnyi Rukh

Zoom meeting
Sunday, September 25
12:00 p.m. East Coast time

Sunday, October 2
What is happening inside Russia?
The recent counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops and the fleeing of their Russian counterparts in the north east of the country has brought increased criticism of Putin within Russia. That leads to the question of the stability of the Putin regime.
▪ What is the basis of Putin’s regime up until now?
▪ How long can Putin last?
▪ What internal opposition exists to Putin, both from the left and from the right?
▪ What possible perspectives exist for a post-Putin Russia?

Hear Ilya Budraitskis speak on these and related questions.
Ilya Budraitskis is a left oppositionist to Putin who is currently living in exile outside of Russia. He is a political writer.

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