Interesting short article on Soviet Maoism.
This is a translation of an article in Russia by Alexei Volynets which appeared here: http://rusplt.ru/policy/sovetskie-hunveybinyi-sssr-nujen-mao-dzedun.html with the title: The Soviet Red Guard: The Soviet Union Needs Mao Zedong. It was published on July 10.
From the 1960s to the 1980s tens of Maoist groups operated in Russia fighting against the ‘bourgeois, degeneration’ of the bureaucracy.
When histories of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union get written the “democratic”, pro-Western sector of this movement get the bulk of the attention for reasons that are rather obvious. Far less attention is paid to the nationalists of the ‘Russian party’ and the various Left dissidents. But far the most unfortunate groups of dissidents are the followers of Chairman Mao, the Soviet ‘Red Guards’. They have been left out of the story by both the “western voices” of those years and have been ignored by the contemporary historical memory of all other…
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