Showing posts with label 1917 October Revolution. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1917 October Revolution. Show all posts

Friday, January 21, 2022

Vladimir Lenin: The man who changed the course of history

By Nikos Mottas.

It was in the dawn of January 21, 1924, 98 years ago, when the heart of the greatest revolutionary in modern history, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, stopped beating. Lenin, the leader of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and architect of the first socialist state in the world, was 54 years old.

The name of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is identified with two dialectically connected issues. On the one hand, there is his revolutionary activity and practice as the leader of the 20th century's most significant event- the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution. On the other hand, there is his theoretical work which is the development of the revolutionary theory of Marx and Engels in the era of Imperialism. That extraordinary combination of revolutionary theory and practice makes Lenin a unique personality in history who, 98 years after his death, remains “alive” in the collective memory and hearts of the working class people across the world.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sergei Kirov — An example of Bolshevism

Sergei Kirov, one of the most prominent party and state leaders in the Soviet Union in 1920-1930, a charismatic personality and close companion of Joseph Stalin, was murdered on 1st December 1934 aged 48.

Sergei Mironovich Kirov (real name Sergei Kostrikov) was born on 27 March 1886 in the city of Urzhum, Vyatka province (now Kirov region) in a middle-class family. Sergei lost his parents at an early age and was raised, along his two sisters Anna and Elizabeth, by his grandmother Melania Avdeyevna. He was sent to the "House of Charity for young orphans" and in 1901 he graduated from City College. He later joined the lower Mechanical and Technical School of Kazan. 

Monday, November 8, 2021

October Revolution's 104th anniversary honored in Russia

Thousands of communists, workers, men and women of every age gathered on Sunday 7th of November in Moscow's Red Square to pay tribute to the 104th anniversary of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution.

Holding red flags the participants laid flowers to the Lenin Mausoleum, as well as to the memorial complex to Heroes of the Revolution at Kremlin's Necropolis. In his statement to journalists the Chairman of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov talked about the “major holiday for all the workers of world”, pointing out some of the Revolution's great achievements. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

V.I. Lenin: Letter on the eve of the October Revolution

The following letter, written by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin on 24th October (6 November) 1917, on the eve of the Great October Socialist Revolution, was addressed to the Central Committee members of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Bolsheviks):

Comrades,

I am writing these lines on the evening of the 24th. The situation is critical in the extreme. In fact it is now absolutely clear that to delay the uprising would be fatal. With all my might I urge comrades to realise that everything now hangs by a thread; that we are confronted by problems which are not to be solved by conferences or congresses (even congresses of Soviets), but exclusively by peoples, by the masses, by the struggle of the armed people.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Lenin's work is timely — Speech by G. Marinos at the online event of the European Communist Initiative

On Thursday, 22 of April, 2021, 151 years since the birth of the leader of the October Revolution, the parties of the European Communist Initiative (ECI) held a teleconference dedicated to Lenin and the timeliness of his work, following a decision of the ECI Secretariat.


The teleconference was attended by a delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) comprised of Giorgos Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the KKE, Eliseos Vagenas, member of the CC and head of the Section of International Relations of the CC, Kostas Papadakis, member of the CC and MEP, and Aris Evangelidis, member of the Section of International Relations of the CC.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Goebbels in Florida: Red Scare bill declares November 7th as... "victims of communism day"

A monstrous anti-communist bill that falsifies history was approved on Wednesday by the Florida House of Representatives. More specifically, according to the bill (HB 1553) students in Florida schools would be taught each year about “how people have suffered and died under communist regimes”!

Furthermore, the bill requires the governor of annually issue a proclamation designating November 7th – the anniversary day of the Great October Socialist Revolution – as... “Victims of Communism Day”!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Hands off the communists! KKE condemns the persecution of communists in the Russian city of Tyumen

The Russian authorities in the city of Tyumen on November 7, 2020, the day of the 103rd anniversary of the October Revolution, banned the events of the Communist Workers' Party of Russia under the pretext of the pandemic, violently suppressing them, despite the observance by the organizers of all the necessary health rules. In addition, they violently attacked and arrested the Secretary of the CWPR Organization and other executives of the organization, initiating prosecutions against them.

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns these anti-communist actions of the authorities in the city of Tyumen, which are part of the ideological-political operation to silence the revolutionary message of the Red October, which is especially evident since the authorities had allowed other mass activities, while in other cities related activities for the October Revolution were carried, without any particular problems.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Youth in Survival Against Pandemic and Capitalism: SOCIALISM or BARBARISM

Twenty European Communist Youth Organizations have gathered on the 103rd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution at the “Online Meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations to Share Experiences” and exchanged their experiences about the struggle of the youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, working people all around the world are envisaging numerous attacks against their rights. Their right to healthcare is getting vandalized by capitalist governments who are promoting private health industry instead of public healthcare. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Russian communists paid tribute to the October Revolution in Moscow

With a flower-laying ceremony held on November 7th in Red Square, Moscow, communists honored the 103rd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution

Wearing red masks due to the pandemic, workers, members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) marched through Red Square in order to pay tribute to the most significant event of modern history. 

"There has been nothing more magnificent than the Great October", said CPRF chairman Gennady Zyuganov during his address, praising the achievements of the 1917 Revolution. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

John Reed - author of the "Ten Days that Shook the World": 100 years since his death

John Reed's name has been inextricably linked to the events of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution. His book “Ten Days that Shook the World” is a first hand experience of the Revolution that changed the course of human history.

Reed was born on October 22, 1887 in Portland, Oregon. He attended Portland public schools and graduated from Harvard University in 1910. Soon after his graduation he began working as a journalist in various publications including the American Magazine and the The Masses

Friday, November 8, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Vladimir I. Lenin — Letter to Central Committee Members (November 6, 1917)

On the eve of the Great October Socialist Revolution Vladimir Lenin wrote a letter addressed "To Central Committee Members". In the letter, which was written on October 24th, 1917 (November 6th by the Gregorian calendar), V.I.Lenin points out the following: 

Comrades!

I am writing these lines on the evening of the 24th (November 6th). The situation is critical in the extreme. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Crisis and Revolution - A report by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has recently published a report on the 1917 October Revolution anniversary. 

The report assesses the economic and political crisis in Turkey and the actuality of a socialist revolution for Turkey. 

You can read the full text of the report below:

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Kemal Okuyan: "The goal of communism is absolutely timely today"

On the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution, soL news portal interviewed Kemal Okuyan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP):

On the 7th of November, 101st anniversary of the October Revolution will be celebrated. Is there anything left to celebrate?

USSR has been collapsed, that is, the country that is founded on the basis of the Revolution now does not exist. From that point of view, it might be thought that there is nothing to be celebrated, however, the Revolution is the greatest event of the 20th century whose remains cannot be wiped off from the earth and which still continues to inspire those who are oppressed all around the world. Today, in Russia, various rock bands are playing songs saying 'Towards New Octobers". 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thousands of workers honored the 101st anniversary of 1917 Revolution in Moscow

Thousands of people, workers, men and women of every age marched through Moscow on Wednesday 7th of November to commemorate the 101 years since the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power in Russia and changed the route of history.

Tsarist Russia used a different calendar to modern Russia, so the actual day of the October (25th) Revolution falls in November (7th). Holding red flags and portraits of the revolutionary leaders Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, thousands of people marched towards Teatralnaya Square next to the Kremlin. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Party of Labour (PdA) honours the 100 years of Austria's communist movement

Honoring the 100 years of the existence of the communist movement in Austria, the Party of Labour (Partei der Arbeit PdA) organizes various political and cultural events throughout the country. 

A major event will take place in Vienna on Saturday 3 November, at 4 pm, at Gemeinwesenorientierter Jugendtreff (Polgarstraße 30a, 1220 Wien). 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Goodbye Tsar: 100 years since the end of the bloodstained Romanov dynasty

The Great October Socialist Revolution- the most significant world-shaking event of the 20th Century- prevailed on November 1917 thus giving a death blow to the barbaric Tsarist regime and beginning the construction of the new, socialist society. 

Around eight months later, on 17th July 1918, in the city of Yekaterinburg, the remaining members of the Romanov dynasty, the Tsar and his family, were executed by the armed hand of the Bolshevik revolution. Justice had been delivered and the Romanovs received what they actually deserved after centuries of tyranny against the Russian people.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

J.V. Stalin- Lenin: The Genius of the Revolution

Joseph V. Stalin -
Speech Delivered at a Memorial Meeting of the Kremlin Military School.
January 28, 1924. 

First Published on Pravda, No. 34, 
February 12, 1924.
Source: Works, Vol. 6, January-November, 1924, pp. 54-66, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954.
Reproduced from Marxists Internet Archives.

Comrades, 

I am told that you have arranged a Lenin memorial meeting here this evening and that I have been invited as one of the speakers. I do not think there is any need for me to deliver a set speech on Lenin’s activities. It would be better, I think, to confine myself to a few facts to bring out certain of Lenin’s characteristics as a man and a leader. There may, perhaps, be no inherent connection between these facts, but that is not of vital importance as far as gaining a general idea of Lenin is concerned. At any rate, I am unable on this occasion to do more than what I have just promised.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

J.V. Stalin - Trotskyism or Leninism? (1924)

Joseph V. Stalin- Trotskyism or Leninism?
Speech delivered at the Plenum of the Communist Group in the A.U.C.C.T.U., 
November 19, 1924;
Published on Pravda, No.269, 
November 26, 1924.

Comrades, after Kamenev's comprehensive report there is little left for me to say. I shall therefore confine myself to exposing certain legends that are being spread by Trotsky and his supporters about the October uprising, about Trotsky's role in the uprising, about the Party and the preparation for October, and so forth. I shall also touch upon Trotskyism as a peculiar ideology that is incompatible with Leninism, and upon the Party's tasks in connection with Trotsky's latest literary pronouncements.