On March, 18th, 2021 CPRF Moscow city branch initiated a videoconference dedicated to the 150th Aniversary of the Paris Commune: “The Paris Commune: the will of the people and the capitalist reaction. Different times, same methods.” Over 80 foreign participants from all-over the world joined the on-line conference.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many areas of life in Russia. One of the most sensitive issues related to it is a transfer of all students in our country to online education. The “lock down” of schools occurred in April and still remains in use. Parents are scared with prospective to have this situation officially legalized shortly. Throughout the country it caused an enormous public resonance.
The CPRF Central Committee expresses its solidarity to the Communist Party of Greece, its members, allies and all participants of protest in commemoration of the 47th anniversary of the uprising against the military junta in the Polytechnic University of Athens.
We have been closely following the situation related to the hostile attack by the Greek police against the rally organized by the Communist Party of Greece and sharply condemn violent repressions against protesters as well as groundless arrests. Russian communists denounce the repressive policy of the ND – government in Greece that uses the pandemic as a pretext for implementation of anti-workers and anti-people’s measures.
We consider these actions as a desire of the capitalist class to strike a blow at the workers ‘ movement in Greece and the KKE as its vanguard.
Doing this way ND – government will never avoid its responsibilities for the collapse of Public health system and the lack of necessary measures, leading to thousands of deaths every day. Instead of terror the government must fulfill its commitments to the people.
CPRF demands an immediate stop of arbitrary actions undertaken by the authorities. All those arrested must be released immediately. All social commitments must be executed. NO to political outrage!
CPRF CC Presidium
On November 7, 2020 in honor of the 103rd Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation held rallies and pickets across the country.
In Moscow the ceremony was attended by the CPRF CC members, the Communist Party Faction in the State Duma (Parliament) of the Russian Federation, Moscow city and regional committees of the CPRF, as well as representatives of public movements such as: “In support of the Army”, “Russian scientists of socialist orientation”, “Children of War”, the “Union of Soviet officers”, “Hope of Russia” All-Russia women’s movement, Lenin Communist Youth Union and the “Left Front”.
Wreaths and flowers were laid at the Mausoleum of V. Lenin and the Memorial Complex of the Heroes of the Revolution on Red Square.
The XI (October) Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist party of the Russian Federation was held on October 24, 2020.
Together with the analysis of current situation and reports the Plenum considered the issues related to the Left Patriotic Popular Front as well as its creation and struggle for workers’ rights and national interests of Russia.
Due to restrictions imposed by the spread of the coronavirus infection, the Plenum was held in a format of video conference. The Red Line TV channel of the CPRF provided a live broadcast of the meeting. Hence, Party members, activists and supporters of the left forces in Russia and all over the world were capable of watching the broadcast.
Reports submitted by Party leaders have considered their voter education in view of upcoming State Duma elections of 2021 about.
G. A. Zyuganov, the Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee made a closing speech with the analysis of the current situation in Russia against the background of growing Russophobia in the world.
He underlined that at present, our country is facing a number of external threats like economic sanctions, military pressure, political provocations and information attacks. In a new type of war unleashed against Russia, transnational capital relies on a so-called “fifth column” inside the country. Russia’s allies are also under the blow. Globalists are cruelly mocking Ukraine. They are trying to undermine the situation in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Shortly we may face new attempts to shake up political situation in Kazakhstan, Moldova and Pridnestrovie (Transnistria).
Currently Russia’s ruling circles do not provide an effective response to the growing challenges and threats. The government keeps on giving priority to benefits of the oligarchy totally ignoring the interests of common people.
The leader of the Communist Party emphasized the viciousness of the government’s draft Federal budget for 2021 and the upcoming “three-year period”. This document once again has revealed the essence of the ongoing socio-economic course which is liberal in ideology and destructive in its results. He also commented on the situation with the elections held in September 2020 and the necessity of unification of all progressive forces under the banner of a broad Popular Front.
He said that on a single voting day held on September 13, 2020, in the Russian Federation there were election campaigns of various levels. During these elections, the Communist Party was able to enlist support of new strata of voters because party’s program was considered as the program of popular interests. So, based on this program the creation of a broad Popular Front based on the proletarian strata is quite essential.
The CPRF will maintain a class approach to the labor movement, to all employees and exploited workers. It requires an Alliance with those movements that protect the interests of the workers and other groups of the proletariat. And, of course, such an Alliance does not imply the erosion of the Communist party, but requires, as Lenin taught, a clear focus on the tasks of the Party.
In conclusion G. A. Zyuganov called on the Party activists to strengthen the propaganda of the Communist party’s program proposals, expand preparations for the State Duma elections, and work more widely to consolidate the forces of the Left – Patriotic Popular Front.
CPRF CC International Department
Appeal of the Chairman of the CC CPRF, Head of the CPRF at the State Duma Gennady Zyuganov to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
To: President Putin of the Russian Federation
To: President Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus
The union of the peoples of Russia and Byelorussia is living through a historic moment. Our centuries-old brotherhood of struggle, victories and joint living is coming under sophisticated attacks from without and from within. The same forces that are wrecking the unity of the peoples of Russia and Ukraine are now carrying out their evil designs in the relations between Russia and Belarus.