In a declaration about the elections and the ongoing protests in Belarus, the Political Council of the CC of the Communist Workers’ Party of Russia - Revolutionary Party of Communists (RKRP-CPSU) points out that a possible “Belarusian Maidan” must be prevented.
The RKPR-CPSU notes that “the opposition did not recognize the results even before they were announced, even long before the elections”, adding that “it does not really matter whether this right-wing opposition is pro-Western or pro-Russian” because “in any case, it is pro-imperialist”. The Belarusian opposition – states the party – is “clearly nationalistic in nature” and “in many respects similar to the Kiev Maidan”.
In the declaration, the RKPR-CPSU points out among other things: “These forces cannot forgive Lukashenko for not following the Gaidar path through the method of “shock therapy” – he did not allow the predatory privatization to be carried out and didn’t carry out the anti-people financial reforms which suddenly threw into poverty the Russian population”.
“Moreover, Lukashenko ensured the preservation of large-scale state production in industry and agriculture, state regulation and social guarantees, etc.”, reads the statement.
However, the RKPR-CPSU makes clear that it does not have illusions about the economic model of Belarus under Lukashenko which “is still a capitalist model”. The statement criticizes the bourgeois Lukashenko government for the current situation and the path it followed towards capitalism and market economy. “He tried to preserve social guarantees for the people, but did not want to rely on the working people”, reads the statement.
Among other things, the RKPR-CPSU stresses out: “There was no opposition from the workers in this election. The working class and its organizations failed to nominate their own candidate. We are forced to point out that the weakness of the labor movement in the country is partly of the results of Lukashenko’s policy – the policy of suppressing any attempts of class struggle”.
The policy of Lukashenko, the statement reads, “led to the growth of petty-bourgeois sentiments in society and to the growth of discontent among the working people. All this served as the basis for organizing protests by the opposition”.
The Russian Communist Workers’ Party “believes that the working people of Belarus must make their own choice […] The working class should not go under a false flag, it should fight precisely for its own interests and not for the interests of the capitalists”.
The RKPR-CPSU also states: “We can only advise the people, the working people of Belarus to listen less to any self-proclaimed ‘human rights defenders’” and “calls the workers of Belarus not to allow the development of a Belarusian Maidan according to the Kiev model […] Now it is the time for the workers to come out with a resolute demand to change the labor legislation for the interests of all workers and to restore the Soviet retirement age-limits, to organize strikes in support of these demands”.