The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation with deep sorrow reports the death, on 9 January 2019, of Professor Anatoly Ivanovich Lukyanov, 88, a prominent Soviet Statesman and Party leader, candidate member of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee in 1988-1990, the Chairman of the USSR Supreme Soviet in 1990-1991, member of the CPRF Central Committee Presidium in 1994-2000, State Duma Parliamentarian of the 1-3 convocations, Doctor of Law.
On December 3, 2018 the CPRF branches in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Smolensk arranged a series of protest actions as a part of international campaign in support of the Communist Party of Poland which is under persecution of the Polish government.
We are approaching an important date in our country’s history. It is a quarter century since the Yeltsin regime perpetrated a heinous crime. In October of 1993 tanks gunned down Soviet Power, the power of the people. Only mute echoes of that gruesome tragedy reach today’s young generation. But for those who were involved in and witnessed those dramatic events they will be forever alive, the pain will never subside and the soul scars will never heal.
On November 11, 2018 the second round of elections of the Head of the Republic of Khakassia successfully culminated in the victory of the CPRF candidate Valentin Konovalov with 57.6% of voters’ support. The turnout was 46%.
On September 9, 2018 there were 58 election campaigns of Federal, Regional and Municipal level in Russia.
Heads of 26 regions (22 of them were elected by popular vote), deputies of 16 regional and 12 city parliaments, mayors of 4 administrative centers and 7 deputies of the State Duma were elected.
In total, these elections comprised more than 63 million voters, i.e. more than a half of national constituency. Election campaign has resulted in distribution of more than 31 thousand mandates of different levels.