Author: Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski served in 1981 as regional leader of Solidarność and as the national leader of the movement of workers’ councils in Poland. He researches revolutionary and emancipatory movements and studies the Soviet-type bureaucratic regimes. He is assistant editor-in-chief of the Polish edition of Le Monde Diplomatique.

The Conquest of Ukraine and the History of Russian Imperialism

Historically, Russian imperialism has been based on the ideas of “amassing Russian lands” and building a “unique and indivisible” Russian state.

Russian Imperialism

From the Tsar to Today, via Stalin, the Imperialist Will Marks the History of Russia

Sergei Nikolsky argues that perhaps the most important thought for Russians “from the fall of Byzantium to the present day is the idea of empire and being an imperial nation.”