Despite the freezing temperatures, hundreds of Russians, workers, Communist Party members, men and women attended a flower laying ceremony in Moscow's Red Square, honoring the Vladimir Lenin's 97th death anniversary.
Various political parties and organizations were represented, including the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), the Lenin Communist Youth Union, the social movement “Children of War”, the Union of Soviet Officers, the Left Front and others.
Addressing the reporters, V.I. Kashin, Deputy Chairman of the CC of the CPRF, praised the genius of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. “He was a thinker, a scientist who managed to materialize the age-old dreams of the great minds of mankind about the creation of a state of justice, a state where the work of any person, from a janitor to an academician, is respected, where you can live with dignity, where a creative personality is created, where the best social institutions are formed”.
Kashin underlined that “Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was able not only to theoretically substantiate the possibility of the victory of the socialist revolution in Russia but also put it into practice, creating a unique party. He was able not only to take power, but also to found a new state”.
The Deputy Chairman emphasized that Lenin's ideas are alive and relevant today, adding that “the present and the future cannot exist without the great Lenin, without the great Stalin, without the ideals of goodness and justice!”.
Several gatherings, in honor of Lenin, were held in many Russian cities, including Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). On Thursday evening, members and friends of the Russian Communist Workers' Party (RCWP) attended an event in Lenin Square.
Viktor Tyulkin, the Secretary of the CC of RCWP, addressed the gathered audience praising the outstanding role of the founder of the world's first state of workers and peasants, calling the people not only to honor Lenin but also read his works. At the end of the rally, red carnations were disposed at the monument “Lenin on an armored car”.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, the greatest revolutionary of the XX Century, the founder of the first workers' state, died on 21 January 1924, aged 54.