Holding red banners and portraits of the Soviet leader, the participants laid flowers to the tomb of Stalin in the Kremlin Necropolis. At the end of the ceremony, a statement to the reporters was delivered by the Chairman of the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov.
Among others, Zyuganov praised the iconic Soviet revolutionary as an "amazing politician and a brilliant tactician" refering to some of his great achievements as a leader of the USSR. The CPRF Chairman also attacked the current government of Vladimir Putin for its policies, its "liberal economic reforms" and privatizations.
Flowers were also laid at the Mausoleum of V.I. Lenin and the monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union G.K. Zhukov.
the massive anti-communist, anti-soviet propaganda of the last decades,
Joseph Stalin continues to be a popular and revered figure among the
Russian people and especially for the working class. Numerous surveys conducted
during the last years confirm the popularity of Stalin among Russians and the recognition of his crucial role in the Soviet victory in WWII.