Thursday, March 21, 2024

KKE honors Lenin's 100th death anniversary: "Hold high the flag of socialism-communism, the red flag of Lenin"

In the fully-packed conference hall at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens, people of every age, workers, people of Letters, Sciences and Culture, young men and women, attended on Wednesday 20 March an event in honor of the 100th death anniversary of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the 20th century's greatest revolutionary.

The event, organized by the Party's Central Committee, consists part of a series of political and cultural events in honor of the Bolshevik revolutionary and father of the Soviet Union, on the occasion of the 100 years since his death. 
The keynote speaker was the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, who underlined the significance of the great revolutionary's legacy and the interesting conclusions that can be drawn for the contemporary struggle of the working class.

“We are here today to honor the leader of the epoch-making revolution that changes the fate and the course of humanity, initiating the beginning of the end of capitalism's brutality and the dawn of a new society. It is our firm belief that either way, the earth will be red, with real life and creation and the red flag will be raised again in Leningrad, Moscow, Berlin, all over Europe, Asia, America, Africa, Oceania, worldwide. And on this year's 100th anniversary of Lenin's death, the KKE is here, present, in order to reiterate again and again that the ideas that shook the world remain immortal, because they represent truth and justice. They condense the historical experience of mankind towards progress. They show the way that the working class and the people of all countries must follow. They are relevant and necessary as never before and are confirmed more and more every day”, Dimitris Koutsoumbas stressed out in the beginning of his speech.

Secretary's speech was followed by a concert presenting works of Soviet composers, Dmitri Shostakovich and Volodymyr Themelidis, performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), under the direction of conductor Elias Kolovos.

As 902 portal reports, a replica of Lenin's death mask, offered to the KKE by the late Greek artist and architect Dimitris Talaganis, was presented at the hall's foyer. A student in Moscow in 1970, Talaganis had won the first prize in a competition for the design of the  New Lenin Museum, thus receiving the replica as a reward by his teacher, the renowned Soviet architect Konstantin Melnikov. 

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