The works of the international scientific conference honoring the 100 years since the 1917 October Revolution began on Friday in St.Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia.
The subject of the conference, which is hosted by the Russian Communist Workers Party (RCWP), is "the Centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Lessons and tasks for the contemporary communists", while numerous communist and workers parties from all over the world are participating.
The Communist Party of Greece is represented by the member of its Political Bureau Giorgos Marinos and Elissaios Vagenas, member of the Central Commitee and head of the international relations section of the CC.
The opening speech of the conference was made by the First Secretary of the CC of the RCWP Viktor Tyulkin who, among other things, said that "the great achievements of the soviet power, of the USSR and the other socialist countries speak by themselves. The Great October Socialist Revolution was the greatest event of human history".
Cde Tyulkin pointed out that in the contemporary conditions "the major task of the communists, as Lenin was saying, is the preservation of the revolutionary character of their Party". He also refered to the evaluation of the RCWP that the "right deviation, opportunism, continues being powerful today in the international communist movement and is developing, as the examples of a series of governmental parties which keep their communist names has shown".
In the upcoming posts, we will publish some interesting contributions made by the participating parties.