The 102nd anniversary of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution was honoured by thousands of communists across Russia, during events organized by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) and the Russian Communist Workers' Party of Russia - CP of the Soviet Union (RCWP-CPSU).
In Moscow, the CPRF organized a gathering and a rally where the major speaker was the President of the Party's Central Committee Gennady Zyuganov.
The communist leader made also extensive references to the 7th November 1941, which was the 24th anniversary of the October Revolution, when 27,000 soldiers paraded at the Red Square, before going to fight at the frontline against the Nazis.
The central events of the RCWP-CPSU took place in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), at Lenin Square, close to Finland Station.
Similar rallies were organized in other cities of Russia, as well as in former Soviet republics.
In Almaty, Kazakhstan, an event was organized by the unregistered Communist Party of Kazakhstan as part of the CPSU. The participants recalled the history of the revolution and the great achievements of the Soviet Union, as well as the tragic consequences of the counterrevolution and capitalism's restoration.