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Russia election: Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

Vladimir Putin will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election. A Russian state exit poll gave him 73.9% of the vote, easily defeating his closest competitor. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race. The scale of victory - which had been

A dying community in the mountains

Today, the Tamang people live mostly along the Nepal-Tibetan border. They still suffer from a legacy of decades of marginal­ization from Kathmandu. To make matters worse, the Tamang people of Langtang Valley were among the hardest hit by the April 2015 earthquake. Apart from losing many loved ones, the Tamang

Notes on 21st Century Imperialism

Understanding Imperialism Transformation of capitalism into imperialism, which Lenin recognized as the highest state of capitalism, is inevitable. Lenin’s understanding of imperialism enlightened the working classes of capitalist countries and inspired national struggles against colonial rule to weaken imperialism. The development of imperialism was neither territorially uniform nor temporally linear. Following the