Socialist league Vpered ("Forward", Russian: Социалистическое движение "Вперёд") is a radical left-wing political organisation in Russia. It is the Russian section of the reunified Fourth International.
History and activity
It was founded in 2005 as the split from Socialist Resistance, a Russian group affiliated with the Committee for a Workers International. In February 2008, it obtained permanent observer status in the reunified Fourth International. Since February 2010 is Russian section of the reunified Fourth International.
VPERED has groups in few cities of the country (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saratov, Tyumen, Yaroslavl and other). VPERED was actively involved in campaigns against governmental reform of education. The organisation is active inside some "alternative" trade unions, including the All-Russian Confederation of Labour and Defence of Labour.
VPERED publishes a paper under the same name. It participate in publishing trade-union magazine Svobodny Profsoyuz (Free Trade-Union) along with All-Russian Confederation of Labour and left magazine Levaya Politika (Left politics) along with Boris Kagarlitsky and his Institute of Globalization and Social Movements.