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CPRF stands against online education

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.

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Gennady Zyuganov

The Country’s Russian Core

The systemic crisis, which has been aggravated by the pandemic of a previously unknown virus and the plummeting of the world prices of raw materials, has laid bare the catastrophic costs of the capitalist system. These costs are manifesting themselves all over the planet. They clearly indicate that the “liberal paradise” does not exist anywhere in the world. Within the globalist world structure even the most developed countries, faced with large-scale challenges, give in and slip into the maelstrom of social evil. Planetary crisis processes are doubly painful for Russia which, like in the beginning of the last century, is a weak, peripheral link in the world capitalist chain. They are particularly destructive of the Russian people which forms the core of the state and which is hardest hit by the costs and losses caused by the inhumane social experiments of the past decades.

Gennady Zyuganov
Chairman of the CC CPRF, Head of the CPRF at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Philosophy

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In honour of the Great October Socialist Revolution

On November 7, 2019, thousands of people with red colors took part in the demonstration led by the Communist party in Moscow in honor of the 102nd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

United columns of CPRF supporters and members along with Left National Patriotic forces, trade unions, women’s and youth organizations moved to the Squire of Revolution chanting antigovernment and anti – president slogans. Demonstrators demanded an immediate stop of anti-people social policy, looting of national resources and political persecution of rivals such as Pavel Grudinin.

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Arbitrariedad contra el colectivo.

 

Recientemente, hemos sido testigos de otro ajuste de cuentas con un político «indeseable» que se atrevió a desafiar al gobierno actual. Estamos hablando de Pavel Grudinin, que se postuló como candidato independiente del Partido Comunista Ruso en las elecciones presidenciales de 2018, y quedó en segundo lugar, después de haber recibido el apoyo de millones de votantes.

Grudinin es el director de la granja estatal de Lenin, que es la última empresa agrícola “popular” ubicada cerca de Moscú. Otros territorios fueron destruidos o fueron divididos en subastas a oligarcas para la construcción de residencias lujosas.

El colectivo laboral de la granja estatal sobrevivió al colapso de la URSS, el periodo de la privatización de los años noventa, la democracia desenfrenada y las incautaciones de los especuladores; y ahora el colectivo toma la decisión de registrarlo como una sociedad anónima cerrada.

Grudinin se convierte en el jefe de la granja, que gracias a una gestión competente y al principio socialista de gestión económica, se ha convertido en una economía exitosa, socialmente orientada y financieramente independiente, en la que los ingresos se destinaron exclusivamente a aumentar los salarios de los trabajadores, subsidiar las pensiones de los veteranos, modernizar la producción y mejorar las condiciones de vida de los habitantes de la granja estatal.

Unas 300 personas trabajan en esta granja y casi todos viven en familias. Hay escuelas y jardines de infancia donde los niños reciben comidas gratuitas. El arrendamiento es bastante asequible y para las familias con niños se proporcionan descuentos considerables. Los habitantes llaman a su granja estatal “El territorio del optimismo social”

Como consecuencia de este desarrollo positivo de una “isla del socialismo” en el mundo de la anarquía capitalista, en los últimos años la granja estatal se ha enfrentado muchos problemas.

Primero, después de la nominación de P. Grudinin como candidato para la elección del Presidente de la Federación de Rusia, su popularidad va en aumento, lo cual no gusta mucho a las autoridades.

Segundo, la granja estatal se encuentra cerca de Moscú y sus tierras agrícolas pueden convertirse en una plataforma rentable para construir residencias lujosas.

El número de intentos de los especuladores para capturar tierras agrícolas estatales se intensificado bruscamente. A pesar de esto, la granja, con el apoyo del Partido Comunista, repele los ataques.

Varios demandantes, supuestamente afectados por las actividades de Grudinin, presentaron reclamaciones contra él ante los tribunales. Y la fiscalía en la cuidad de Vidnoe, bajo la jurisdicción a la cual pertenece la granja estatal de Lenin, cumplía las órdenes y acusó a Grudinin de violar actividades financieras. En opinión del PCFR (Partido Comunista de la Federación de Rusia) y según abogados independientes, estas acusaciones son completamente insostenibles.

La aquiescencia de las autoridades y el caos judicial allanan el camino de los especuladores para la absorción de la granja estatal, su liquidación y la transferencia de tierras agrícolas para el desarrollo de bienes inmuebles. Por otro lado, el destino de los cientos de trabajadores y sus familias no interesa a nadie.

Al dar deliberadamente su consentimiento a los especuladores, las autoridades no solo resuelven los puntajes con una persona que “tiene la audacia” para desafiarla, sino que al mismo tiempo destruyen el último oasis de socialismo en la región de Moscú, que es superior a todas las otras empresas de la región en su bienestar.

Después de las decisiones judiciales “justas” en Rusia, muchas ciudades realizaron numerosas protestas contra la destrucción de la Granja Estatal de Lenin. No solo los comunistas, incluso los ciudadanos comunes exigieron detener la arbitrariedad política disfrazada como una decisión judicial contra P. Grudinin.

Un declaración de Comité Central del Partido Comunista Ruso dice: “Esta arbitrariedad destruye la unidad de la sociedad, amenaza el desarrollo económico y social, … y amenaza la estabilidad en el país. El Partido Comunista Ruso condena firmemente la ilegalidad total y las represalias judiciales …

El Partido Comunista de la Federación Rusa exhorta a todos los que aprecian los ideales de justicia para apoyar a P. Grudinin en su lucha contra la arbitrariedad judicial e impedir la destrucción de la granja, que representa un éxito del socialismo.

 

 

División Internacional del Comité Central del PCRF

 

 

Collective Against Arbitrary Acts

Recently we witnessed another instance of the authorities settling accounts with an undesirable politician who “dared” to challenge them. The man in questions is Pavel Grudinin who ran for President in the 2018 elections as a non-party candidate of the CPRF and became the runner-up winning millions of votes.

Pavel Grudinin is the director of the Lenin Collective Farm, the last “people’s” agricultural enterprise located near Moscow. All the other farms were destroyed and their land was divided up into lots and sold to oligarchs for building their cottages. 

In 1995, having survived the collapse of the USSR, the 1990s privatization, the sway of democracy and raids to seize enterprises, the work collective of the farm which has existed for more than 100 years decides to register it as a closed joint-stock company.

Pavel Grudinin became the head of the company which, thanks to competent management and the socialist methods of running the farm became a successful, socially oriented and financially independent entity all of whose revenues were used to raise the workers’ wages, subsidize the pensions of veteran workers, modernize production and improve the living conditions of the farm’s inhabitants.  

Today it employs about 300 workers, almost all of them living with their families. There are schools and kindergartens where children get free education. The rent is affordable, with sizeable discounts for families with children. The inhabitants describe their collective farm as a “territory of social optimism.”

Perhaps it is because of its positive development, being in fact “an island of socialism” amid a sea of capitalist lawlessness that the collective farm has recently encountered a host of problems.

First, after Pavel Grudinin was nominated as a candidate for President of the RF he has seen his popularity constantly growing as a politician and skillful manager, which the authorities do not like at all.

Second, the farm is just outside Moscow and its land could make an excellent place for building cottages. Attempts to seize collective farm lands have dramatically intensified. Every “dirty trick in the book” is being used. The collective farm, supported by the CPRF, is beating off these attacks. Several plaintiffs who have allegedly been harmed by Grudinin’s activities, have sued Grudinin, and the Prosecutor’s Office of the city of Vidnoye which has jurisdiction over the Lenin Collective Farm acted as it has been told and accused Grudinin of financial irregularities, an accusation which, in the opinion of the CPRF and independent experts, is totally ungrounded.

The tacit agreement of the authorities to the travesty of justice paves the way for “raiders” to take over the farm, liquidate it and use the farm land to build properties. What will happen to the hundreds of works and their families does not interest anyone.

By deliberately greenlighting the raiders, the authorities are not just settling accounts with the man who “had the gall” to challenge them, but at the same time are destroying the last oasis of socialism in the Moscow region, which, against the background of miserly wages, disarray and desolation reigning at the enterprises of “capitalist labour” presents them in a very unseemly light.

In the wake of the court’s “just” ruling numerous protest actions against the destruction of the Lenin Collective Farm took place in many cities across Russia. 

Not only Communists, but ordinary citizens call for an end to political abuses disguised as a court ruling on Pavel Grudinin.

A statement issued by the CC CPRF reads in part: “These arbitrary acts undermine the unity of society, threaten its economic and social development,… threaten stability in the country. The CPRF resolutely condemns rampant lawlessness and judicial reprisals…”

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation calls on all those who cherish the ideas of justice to support Pavel Grudinin in his struggle against court abuses and to prevent the destruction of an enterprise which is the showcase for all the advantages of the principle of running the economy in the socialist way.

 

International Department of the CPRF CC