Showing posts with label Perestroika. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Perestroika. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Nina Andreyeva, the woman who stood against Gorbachev's Perestroika, dies at 81

© Ivan Kurtov,Sergey Smolsky/TASS
Nina Alexandrovna Andreyeva, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of the Bolsheviks, passed away on July 24th in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). She was 81 years old. 

Born on October 1938 to a working class family in Leningrad, Nina Andreeva lost her father during the Second World War

She graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Technology and joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1966. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"Capitalism has led Russia into a 30-year depression", says Moscow City Duma deputy

Moscow City deputy for CPRF Nikolai Zubrilin.
The Lenin State Farm (Lenin Sovkhoz), a 2,000-hectare sprawl of fields growing fruits and vegetables on the outskirts of Moscow faces the danger of closing. 

In what seems to be a coordinated attack from multiple directions, Pavel Grudinin, the Farm’s director and the Communist Party’s presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, faces potential bankruptcy as the Moscow Region Arbitration Court has ordered him to pay a fine of over one million rubles ($15 million) for supposed “illegal transfer of lands”. 

From its side, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) has strongly denounced the “organized attack” against the Lenin State Farm, calling the accusations against Grudinin as arbitrary and lawless. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Dmitry Yazov, last Soviet Marshal who opposed the USSR dissolution, died at 95

Dmitry Yazov, the last appointed Marshal of the Soviet Union, died on Tuesday in Moscow after a long illness. He was 95 years old.

His career extends from the Siege of Leningrad to the formation of the State Committee on the State of Emergency (SCSE, GKChP) which tried to prevent the domination of the counterrevolutionary forces in 1991.

Born in 1924 in the Omsk oblast, Yazov enlisted in the Red Army in 1941 at age 17. During World War II he would be honored for his service on the Volkhov and Leningrad fronts, thus laying the groundwork for his ascension through the ranks of the Soviet military. He participated in the battles of the Siege of Leningrad, in the offensive operations of Soviet troops in the Baltic states, in the blockade of the Courland Pocket.