Preface in The Soaring Rise of Culture in the U.S.S.R. [Greek ed, 1945.] Translation into english: In Defense of Communism
1. This world, the post-war one, where we are living in, is so rotten, immoral and unworthy of even a moderate man, that every attempt to break it down seems- and is- sacred.
That is why today all honest people, all those who set justice, freedom and light as goals of the social life, regard the demolition of the rotten, dishonored, old foolish world as their first duty.
2. The second duty, the positive one, of every honest man today is: the effort to create a better world, where what call light or God or rise will be dominate.
This effort, the heroic one, the martyred one, has been taken and realized- this is her terrific historical mission- by Soviet Russia. This is today the creative turbine, the rotating sparkling nebula, which is constantly shaping and condensing and creating- this is now the only hope of the people- the new, better world.
On the occasion of the 75 years since the victorious outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad, the Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative issued the following statement:
On February 2 75 years will have passed since the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, with the complete victory of the forces of the Red Army and the crushing of the Nazi armies, something that constituted the beginning of the radical change of tide in the war in favour of the USSR and more generally laid the foundations for the Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples.
Kemal Okuyan, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and soL columnist, wrote an article on January 30 regarding the differences between patriotism and nationalism with reference to a famous patriotic Soviet song, 'Song of the Motherland', some lyrics of which were removed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in order to ignore the song's references to the equality of all people under socialism.
Don’t you understand the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
It was 1936. Racism and fascism were rising in Europe. Italy, Germany and Austria surrendered. The fascists declared a "holy war" against the republicans in Spain. Nationalism was polluting everywhere. Discrimination against the black people reached the highest level.
It was January 28, 1945 when the heroic senior sergeant of the Soviet Red Army, Roza Shanina, died after being seriously wounded in combat. She was 20 years old and already a legendary fighter of the Soviet Army against the Nazis.
Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was born in the village of Yedma, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia to logger Georgiy Mikhailovich Shanin and milkmaid Anna Alexeyevna Shanina. After completing elementary school in Yedma, she studied at a middle school at the nearby village of Bereznik.
In 1938, she walked 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia to continue her education. In the same year, she joined All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (Komsomol). In 1941, after the Soviet Union introduced tuition fees for college courses, she took on a job at a kindergarten in Arkhangelsk to help her own finances.
of the most famous and celebrated works of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, the
“Gulag Archipelago”, has been for a long time a kind of “holy
bible” for every anticommunist. Firstly published in 1973, it-
supposedly- consists an analytical record of the conditions existed
in the so-called “labour camps” of the Soviet Union. Within the
framework of the slanderous anticommunist campaign, bourgeois
historiography has extensively promoted Solzhenitsyn's work as a
source of arguments about the so-called “Stalinist dictatorship”
and “communist crimes” in the Soviet Union.
there is a fundamental problem in the work of the deeply reactionary
Solzhenitsyn: Gulag Archipelago is a completely antiscientific book,
based almost entirely in rumors, speculations, third party opinions
as well as interpretations of opinions by Solzenitsyn himself! In
other words, the reader of this book becomes “hostage” of a novel
type, unverifiable, recording to alleged events by Solzenitsyn and
others who supposedly “saw”, “heard” or “learned”
A response to U.S. President Trump's blatant falsification of historical events.
By Nikos Mottas.
Donald Trump seems to have his own version of history. A version that falsifies completely the real historical events. The tycoon- turned President of the USA- decided to demonstrate his ignorance (or, perhaps, ability to distort history) during a Republican Party's rally in Pensacola, Florida on December 8th.
What did Trump say? Among others, the U.S. President said the following: “We are the nation that dug out the Panama Canal, won two world wars, put a man on the moon and brought communism to its knees".
1st-Secretary of Russian Communist Workers Party Central Committee.
Dear comrades, let me greet all participants of the meeting!
27 years ago (in April 1990) I gave a speech at the conference of Leningrad CPSU organization that was to discuss the list of delegates to be sent to the XXVIII Congress of CPSU. Exactly then there took place the division between market oriented supporters of Gorbachev and orthodox communists. This division is still present in Russian Federation and manifests itself as the existence of two parties: CPRF and RCWP and the struggle between these two parties.
On behalf of the CC of the KKE, we thank the RWCP for this initiative and for hosting our Conference Today.
The Central Committee of the KKE honours the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. It honours the climactic world-historic event of the 20th century which demonstrated that capitalism is not invincible, that we can construct a superior organization of society, without the exploitation of man by man.
A hundred years ago scientific socialism became reality. Until then, Marxism had only been theorized within the First International and applied to the class struggle in conditions of bourgeois domination; after that, it became reality for a short while, during the Paris Commune, showing that the proletarian revolution was not only possible, but even necessary. With the October Revolution, Marxism is applied to building Socialism, as the first step in the construction of the Communist society.
years have passed since the Great October Socialist Revolution
triumphed on the 7th of November 1917. The Hungarian Workers' Party
celebrates the Great October as an outstanding event of the universal
history, an event that had a decisive influence on the world, the
international workers' movement, and also on Hungary and the fate of
the Hungarian workers and toiling masses.
work “Achievements and successes of the working class in
socialism”, published by “Synchroni Epochi”, was presented by
the KKE's Central Committee, on July 12th
in Egaleo, Athens.
future isn't capitalism. It is the new world, socialism”! This
slogan was shouted by hundreds of members and friends of the KKE and
KNE at “Alexis Minotis” municipal theatre of Egaleo, where the
publication was presented. Working people from various sectors, who
live the intensive capitalist exploitation, listened with interest
the significant information that the new publication contains and
which proves the superiority of the socialist system. The
publication- a result of a collective effort by the Central
Committee's department for Labor and Trade Union work- consists part
of the KKE's greater multiform activity for the 100th
anniversary of the October Socialist Revolution .
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has once again been named the most oustanding world figure by Russians. Vladimir Putin shared second place with poet Alexander Pushkin. Among non-Russians, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton made the top 20.
Stalin, Putin, Pushkin, and Vladimir Lenin took the top three positions in a Levada Center poll which asked Russians to name the “most outstanding people of all times and peoples.” The poll results were published on Monday.
The poll surveyed 1,600 people in 137 places across Russia and was in free form – respondents weren’t given any suggestions for answers.
«May 9, 72 years after the Great Antifascist Victory of the Peoples: We are inspired and continue the struggle against the distortion of history by the EU-capital. For the overthrow of the system that creates crises, wars, fascism.”
The event is supported by the Party Organization of the KKE in Germany and Party Organization of the CP of Turkey in Germany. The programme of the event will include interventions from the representatives of the CPs that participate in the “Initiative” and a concert with songs of the Red Army and other revolutionary songs.
Sixty-four years after the death of Joseph Stalin, the popularity of the great Soviet leader in Russia continues to increase, reaching a 16-year high. More specifically, according to a recent survey by the independent Levada Center, the percentage of Russians who have a positive perception for the communist leader has been increased. Some 46 percent of respondents viewed Stalin positively, compared with 21 percent who said that they hated or feared the former leader. Another 22 percent described themselves as merely “indifferent.”
Most Russians — 32 percent — said that they looked upon Joseph Stalin “with respect.” Ten percent said that they had “sympathetic views,” while four percent said that they looked upon the leader with “admiration.”
The personality and the writings of Leon Trotsky have long been a rallying point for
anticommunists throughout the world. But during the 1930s Trotsky deliberately lied in
his writings about Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. My new book, Trotsky’s
‘Amalgams’, discusses some of Trotsky’s lies that have fooled people, and demoralized
honest communists, for decades.
In January 1980 the Trotsky Archive at Harvard University was opened to researchers.
Within a few days Pierre Broué, the foremost Trotskyist historian of his time, discovered
that Trotsky had lied.
Trotsky had always denied that any clandestine “bloc of oppositionists” including
Trotskyists, existed in the Soviet Union. Trotsky called this an “amalgam,” meaning a
fabrication by Stalin. This “bloc” was the main focus of the second and third Moscow
Trials of January 1937 and March 1938. Broué showed, from letters in the Trotsky
Archive by Trotsky and by his son Leon Sedov, that the bloc did exist.
was December 26, 1991 – 25 years ago- when the red flag with the
sickle and hammer was lowered from the Moscow Kremlin. It was then,
during the cold days of December, when the first socialist state of
the world, the homeland of the world's proletariat, bent under the
weight of the counterrevolution. Four days before, on December 22nd,
the leaderships of three of the largest Soviet republics had decided
the dissolution of the USSR, while the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union had been outlawed on summer of the same year.
events of December 1991 sealed the victory of the counterrevolution,
as the result of a process which officially began in 1985 with the
Perestroika and reached its peak in 1989 with the overthrow of
Socialism. Of course, the roots of the counterrevolution can be
traced back in a series of revisionist-opportunist decisions taken at
the CPSU's 20th Congress back in 1956.
The following is the Resolution of the 18th Congress of the KKE (held on February 2009), containing assessments and conclusions on socialist construction during the 20th century, focusing on the USSR.
The 18th Congress of KKE, fulfilling the task set forward by the 17th Congress four years ago, dwelled deeper into the causes of the victory of the counterrevolution and of capitalist restoration. This has been an imperative and timely obligation for our Party, as it is for every Communist Party. It was thus that we faced this task during all the years that have elapsed since the 14th Congress and the National Conference of 1995. It is a task interlinked with the revival of consciousness and of faith in socialism.
For more than a century now, bourgeois polemics against the communist movement, often assuming the form of an intellectual elitism, concentrate their fire on the revolutionary core of the workers’ movement; they struggle, in general, against the necessity of revolution and its political offspring, the dictatorship of the proletariat that is the revolutionary working class power. In particular, they fight against the outcome of the first victorious revolution, of the October Revolution in Russia, fiercely opposing every phase where the Revolution exposed and repelled counterrevolutionary activities and opportunist barriers, which, in the final analysis, were weakening, directly or indirectly, the Revolution at a social and political level.
The achievements of Socialist construction in the Soviet Union
By Nikos Mottas*.
the last 25 years, after the victory of the counterrevolutionary
forces in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, the public political
discussion has been dominated by the concept of the “end of
history, end of ideologies”. This is certainly a very convenient
concept for the dominant class, the bourgeoisie, in her effort to
convince the world that: 1) Socialism has irreversibly failed, 2)
Capitalism is the final winner in the succession of History's
socio-economic transformations, 3) Every argument for a
non-capitalist society, where the means of productions will be
socialized in a centrally-planned economy, is “unrealistic” and a
of course, consists a core part of the above bourgeois principle. For
more than two decades, the bourgeois forces and their mechanisms
(historiography, media, etc.) in all over the world have unleashed an
anticommunist crusade, mainly through demonizing and slundering the
Soviet Union and the socialist construction of the 20th
century in general.