Showing posts with label Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF). Show all posts

Monday, September 20, 2021

Russia: Communist Party gets big boost in elections

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) is considered the big winner of the 2021 legislative elections despite the victory of Vladimir Putin's governing United Russia party.  
 
Russian authorities have been accused of large-scale vote rigging in the election process over the weekend, while the Kremlin denies the allegations.

With 95.05% of the voting results processed, CPRF gains 19.20% of the votes, while the United Russia party secures 49.63% of the ballots on the party list to the State Duma (lower house of parliament).

Friday, September 17, 2021

Russia Duma elections: Communist Party (CPRF) denounces law violations and censorship

Parliamentary and local elections began on Friday in Russia and will last three days. Voters are electing 450 MPs for the Duma (parliament) in Moscow and a number of cities have introduced electronic voting. 

President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party is expected to win despite the decline of popularity in the last few years. 

In a statement the International Department of the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) denounces attacks on the party, law violations by the government and censorship by mass media. The full statement is the following:

Monday, July 26, 2021

What does Putin fear? Communist Party candidate banned from running in Duma elections

CPRF's candidate Pavel Grudinin
Almost two months before the parliamentary elections in Russia, the Central Election Commission barred Pavel Grudinin, a candidate of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), from participating in the vote. 

Grudinin, who won 12% of votes when he challenged Vladimir Putin in the 2018 presidential election, was excluded from a candidate list because the Prosecutor's Office had found he held shares in a foreign company, news agencies reported. 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Russia: Police attacks Communist Party rally in Moscow

Photo: kommersant.ru
Following a call by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) for a rally in Moscow on Saturday, around a thousand people gathered at the capital's Pushkinskaya Square. 

The reason for the demonstration was the decision of the Moscow authorities, according to which mandatory vaccination quotas are prescribed in the healthcare, transport and other sectors and if these are not met, companies can fire their non-vaccinated employees. 

According to the CPRF this as an unconstitutional requirement at the expense of the workers.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Russian communists honored the Red Army anniversary

Despite the freezing temperatures and the restrictions due to the pandemic, hundreds of workers, young men and women, members and supporters of Russian Communist Parties and Communist Youth organizations honored the Day of the heroic Red Army on February 23rd.

In Moscow, people with red banners gathered at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall where they laid flowers in memory and honor of the Soviet Red Army's legendary fighters. The event was attended by a delegation of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) headed by the its Chairman Gennady Zyuganov. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Without Lenin, Russia has no future: Communists in Moscow and Saint Petersburg honored his legacy

Despite the freezing temperatures, hundreds of Russians, workers, Communist Party members, men and women attended a flower laying ceremony in Moscow's Red Square, honoring the Vladimir Lenin's 97th death anniversary. 
 
Various political parties and organizations were represented, including the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), the Lenin Communist Youth Union, the social movement “Children of War”, the Union of Soviet Officers, the Left Front and others.  

Monday, December 21, 2020

Russia: Joseph Stalin's birth anniversary was honored in Moscow

In a simple but highly symbolic event in Moscow's Red Square, men and women, workers, members and friends of Communist Parties and Youths honored today the 142nd birth anniversary of Joseph Stalin

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.

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. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"Capitalism has led Russia into a 30-year depression", says Moscow City Duma deputy

Moscow City deputy for CPRF Nikolai Zubrilin.
The Lenin State Farm (Lenin Sovkhoz), a 2,000-hectare sprawl of fields growing fruits and vegetables on the outskirts of Moscow faces the danger of closing. 

In what seems to be a coordinated attack from multiple directions, Pavel Grudinin, the Farm’s director and the Communist Party’s presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, faces potential bankruptcy as the Moscow Region Arbitration Court has ordered him to pay a fine of over one million rubles ($15 million) for supposed “illegal transfer of lands”. 

From its side, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) has strongly denounced the “organized attack” against the Lenin State Farm, calling the accusations against Grudinin as arbitrary and lawless. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Russia: "We will not vote for a new edition of the Yeltsin constitution", says the Communist Party (CPRF)

Russia will hold a nationwide vote from June 25 to July 1 on changes to the constitution proposed by the government of Vladimir Putin. The changes include an amendment that would allow Putin to seek two more six-year terms as president when his current mandate ends in 2024. 

On this occasion, the Presidium of the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) issued a statement signed by chairman Gennady Zyuganov.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Russian communists paid tribute to Lenin on his 150th birth anniversary

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.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Moscow: Workers paid tribute to V.I.Lenin on the 95th anniversary of his death

Despite the freezing temperatures, a large number of workers, young men and women, Communist Party (CPRF) members and members of social movements visited Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square, in order to pay tribute to the great leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his death. 

The ceremony was attended by leaders of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, regional parliaments, communists of the Moscow city and Moscow regional branches, representatives of public organizations.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Anatoly Lukyanov, last chairman of USSR's Supreme Soviet, dies at 88

Last Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and former member of the Russian State Duma Anatoly Lukyanov has died on Wednesday at the age of 88. 

Born on 7 May 1930 in the city of Smolensk in western Russia, Lukyanov served as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from March 1990 until September 1991. He replaced Mikhail Gorbachev on this post, who was elected as president of the USSR.

He publicly criticised Gorbachev’s policies and was jailed after the 1991 attempt by Communist Party's members and security chiefs who attempted to block the counterrevolutionary process and seize power.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hands Off Polish communists: The working class in solidarity with the CP of Poland

Resolution by the European Communist Initiative regarding the anti-communist persecutions in Poland: 

On December 7th 2018 the 3-year anti-communist trial against members and cadres of the CP of Poland will resume. 

The Polish authorities, escalating the anticommunist campaign, encouraged by the fact that the EU recognizes anticommunism as its official ideology, have proceeded to despicable persecutions against the editorial board of Brzask magazine, carrying out even investigations in the houses of cadres of the Party. 

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. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Political Chernobyl? Russian communists denounce electoral fraud by the pro-Putin forces in Vladivostok

Left: CPRF candidate Andrei Ishchenko.
Communist protesters have rallied against alleged election rigging in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Monday following the loss of their candidate in gubernatorial elections to the incumbent from the ruling United Russia party, newspaper "The Moscow Times" reports.
Gubernatorial elections went into a second round in the region on Sunday after no candidates secured an all-out majority on election day Sept. 9. Primorye was one of four Russian regions in which ruling party candidates were forced into runoffs by candidates from other parties.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

"Hет" to reform: Thousands rallied against pension reform in Moscow (Photos)

The Communist Party (CPRF) demonstration in Moscow.
Thousands of people of every age demonstrated on Sunday 2 September in Moscow and other major cities in Russia against the proposed governmental reform which rises in retirement age limits. 

Several thousand workers gathered in central Moscow in a large rally organized by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, while similar protests were reported in Novosibirsk, Simferopol, Vladivostok and other urban centers. 

"The reform that the government offers deprives our women of a normal pension. This reform doesn't give our youth the chance to get a good job," the CPRF chairman Gennady Zyuganov said at the Moscow rally.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Zyuganov blasts Putin's government over pension system reform: "Pensioners are offered as a sacrifice”

The governmental bill on pensions, which rises retirement age limits, is "the most cruel and cynical of the last 25 years", said the Chairman of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov during a discussion at the Duma.

In a fierce speech against the anti-people reform proposed by the government, Zyuganov called President Vladimir Putin not to proceed with the pension reform but, instead, to fulfill his promise for improvement of the people's quality of life. "I am appealing to the president: 77% voted for you. But 91% are against this reform.'' said the CPRF Chairman.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thousands of Russian workers protested against anti-people pension reform

Tens of thousands of Russians took part Saturday in rallies across the country organised by Communists to protest against government's anti-people plan to hike the pension age.
In Moscow, organisers said up to 100,000 people gathered for a permitted rally against the government-backed reform, which is currently going through parliament. However, reporters put the turnout much lower at around 10,000. Protests took place in dozens of cities and towns in far eastern Russia, Siberia and western Russia.