The Soviet Union: The Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin

Gregory Afinogenov received his PhD in History from Harvard University, and is now an assistant professor in Imperial Russian History at Georgetown University.

Greg sits down with Brett to discuss the October Revolution and the Soviet Union.

Topics Include: Joseph Stalin, The Bolsheviks, The failures and fallacies of western liberal propaganda, the Cold War, the Space Race, George Orwell, Trotsky v. Stalin, Holodomor, The successes of the Soviet Union, what leftists of all stripes can learn from the Russian Rev, and much more!

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Outro music: The Harvest by No Thanks off the album “The Trial”. No Thanks is a local Omaha band and good friends of the show! David, the sound guy for Rev Left Radio, actually recorded the album in the same studio out of which we do the show! Check them out here:

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