Showing posts with label Lenin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lenin. Show all posts

Friday, April 30, 2021

Vladimir Lenin and the timeliness of his work: Contributions by European Communist and Workers' Parties

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 Communist and Workers' parties from the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine. 

Click here to read the introductory speech of Giorgos Marinos, member of the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).  

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 4, 2021

Vladimir I. Lenin — Lessons of the Paris Commune

Lessons of the Commune

By Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

After the coup d état, which marked the end of the revolution of 1848, France fell under the yoke of the Napoleonic regime for a period of 18 years. This regime brought upon the country not only economic ruin but national humiliation. In rising against the old regime the proletariat under took two tasks—one of them national and the other of a class character—the liberation of France from the German invasion and the socialist emancipation of the workers from capitalism. This union of two tasks forms a unique feature of the Commune.

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, 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. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Russia: Communists restored damaged monuments of Lenin

With the decisive intervention of communists and the local society two previously damaged monuments of Vladimir I. Lenin were restored in the Russian regions of Belgorod and Perm Krai. 

In the village of Gorki, Krasnensky District in Belgorod Region, a bust of Lenin which was dismantled in 2013 by the local administration, was restored on October 23rd in a ceremony attended by cadres and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF). 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lenin on racism in the United States

In an article written in late January-early February 1913, under the title "Russians and Negroes", Vladimir Ilyich Lenin attempts a brief comparison between the then situation of the black people in the United States and the Russian people under the tsarist regime. 

The article, signed by Lenin as "W", was written during a period of severe censorship. It was first published in 1925 in "Krasnaya Niva" magazine.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

150 years since the birth of V.I.Lenin: Statement by the European Communist Initiative

The 22nd April 2020 marks the 150th birth anniversary of the greatest revolutionary in modern history, the ideological heir and continuator of Marx-Engels' work, leader of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

On this occasion, the European Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties  issued the following statement:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Vladimir Lenin's statue will be erected in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen

For the first time a statue of Vladimir Iliych Lenin will be installed in a western German city. After a long-standing battle between the local authorities of Gelsenkirchen and the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), a court decided to permit the erection of the statue.

Gelsenkirchen, a city located in the centre of the Ruhr valley, once the most important coal mining town in Europe, will be the first western German city with a statue of the leader of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and founder of the Soviet Union

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Russian communists mark the 96th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's death

Today marks the 96th anniversary since the death of the greatest revolutionary of the 20th Century, the continuer of Marx and Engel's theoretical work and architect of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

For this reason, hundreds of workers, men and women, members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), as well as other communist groups and youth organizations, gathered at Moscow's Red Square, in order to lay flowers the Mausoleum of Lenin. 

The event was attended by a delegation of the CC of the CPRF headed by Chairman Gennady Zyuganov

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.

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". 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lenin the Champion: Thousands of World Cup fans queue to Red Square Mausoleum

 As the 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia, thousands of people line up everyday in order to see the tomb of the great Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Moscow's Red Square. 

Photos taken at the famous square of the Russian capital reveals the huge interest of people of every age at visiting the mausoleum of the man who played the leading role in the most significant revolution of the 20th century and the creation of the first Socialist state in the world. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Karl Marx's 200th birth anniversary: The man who changed the world forever


"Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." 
 
- Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach.

Two centuries have passed since the birth of the greatest thinker in the history of mankind. It was the 5th of May 1818 when Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Rhenish Prussia (present-day Germany). 

He was the man who tried not just to interpret the world, but to change it. The issue of how to change the world consisted the core of his remarkably unique theoretical work as well as his practical activity. The result was the scientific theory of the working class, for the overthrow of the capital's power and the establishment of the workers' power, the "dictatorship of the proletariat", the abolition of the exploitation of man by man and the ultimate transition from class societies to communism. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

What will Greek Communists do in case of a war?


The recent escalation of Turkish government's aggressiveness, within the framework of the broader sharpening of the intra-imperialist competitions in the region, gave the opportunity to far-right and fascist circles to propagandize their known nationalist “wet dreams”. An integral part of the nationalist, far-right propaganda was always the stance of the KKE (Greek Communist Party) in case of a war between Greece and Turkey.

Recycling their unhistorical, repulsive anticommunist theory about the supposed “traitorous KKE”, various fascists across Greece's political spectrum- including, of course, the criminals of the Nazi Golden Dawn- began spreading blatant lies and vulgarities.

“In case of Greece's engagement in a war with another country, the KKE has ordered its members to avoid fighting” was the title of a text which, a few days ago, had been republished in various bourgeois, far-right and not, news sites. Of course, this is a known tactic for the political descendants of Maniadakis [1], who are masters in throwing mud against the KKE in order to vilify the Party and the Communists.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Russian Communists honored Lenin's 148th birth anniversary in Moscow

Communists and people of the working class gathered on Sunday in Moscow's Red Square to celebrate the 148th birth anniversary of the legendary bolshevik revolutionary and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Iliych Lenin.

Those who turned out for the occasion held onto communist flags and portraits of the Soviet leader, as they convened on Red Square in order to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum.

The deputy of the Communist Party of Russian Federation (CPRF) Vladimir Kashin attended the ceremony, along with other members of the party and the Komsomol (youth wing), supporters and activists from various civil organizations.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

KKE: The danger of the imperialist war and the stance of the Communists

Theses of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) at the 12th International Conference "V.I.Lenin and the Contemporary World".


The inter-imperialist contradictions, which in the past led to dozens of local, regional wars and to two World Wars, continue to lead to tough economic, political and military confrontations, irrespective of the composition or recomposition, the changes in the structure and the framework of goals of the international imperialist unions, their so-called new "architecture". In any case, "war is the continuation of politics by other means", especially in the conditions of a deep crisis of capital's over-accumulation and important changes in the correlation of forces of the international imperialist system, in which the re-division of the markets rarely occurs without bloodshed.

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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Vladimir Putin, Communism and Christianity

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people". - Karl Marx. [1]

By Nikos Mottas*.

A few days ago, during an interview for the documentary Valaam an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1 TV channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin likened communism to christianity and Vladimir I. Lenin's mausoleum to the veneration of the relics of saints.

More specifically, Putin said: “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture, it’s all there. And the code of the builder of communism? This is sublimation, it’s just such a primitive excerpt from the Bible, nothing new was invented.”