COVID-19 lockdown could not prohibit Russian communists from paying their tribute to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin on his 150th birth anniversary.
On Wednesday 22 April, tens of workers, members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) gathered at Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square where they laid flowers, paying their respect to the great revolutionary and political leader.
According to Nikolai Kolomeytsev, deputy head of the Communist Party in the State Duma, the event was held in accordance with sanitary and epidemiological rules and with respect to the distance between the participants. Communist Party representatives were given persmission to lay flowers to the Mausoleum.
They day before, on April 21st, an All-Union ceremonial meeting dedicated to Lenin took place online, through video conference, headed by the Communist Party chairman Gennady Zyuganov.
Zyuganov called on communists in all of Russia's regions, as well as in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus, to lay flowers at remaining statues of Lenin.
The rally that had been planned for April 22nd in Moscow, with the participation of hundreds of Communist Party delegations, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most probably, the rally will take place in early November 2020.