Deep grief for the passing away of Dimitris Christofias

To the Central Committee of the Progressive  

Party of Working People of Cyprus (AKEL)                  


  Dear comrades,


It is with a feeling of profound grief that we have learnt about the death of Dimitris Christofias.

The heart of an ardent champion of the ideals of socialism, a true Communist and Man has stopped beating. From his early youth and until his last minute Dimitris Christofias has been a loyal son of his Country and of his people. As the leader of the United Democratic Youth Organisation  of Cyprus (EDON), General Secretary of the CC of the Progressive Party of Working People of Cyprus (AKEL), Chairman of Parliament, and the country’s President Dimtris Christofias has been unstintingly dedicated to his ideals committing all his strength towards achieving his life’s goals – improvement of the life of the working people, the struggle for the freedom and reunification of his Motherland, for justice and equality, the country’s prosperity and enhancement of its standing in the world.

A convinced internationalist, Dimitris Christofias commanded immense authority in the international Communist movement having made an invaluable contribution to its development and strengthening.

Dimitris had particularly close bonds with the Soviet and Russian Communists. He was a great friend of our country and always came out for the development of fraternal relations between our parties and peoples.

We shall never forget our friend and comrade Dimitris Christofias.

We express our sincere and profound condolences to the Communists and all the people of Cyprus.

In this hour of grief we share the bitterness of the irreparable loss with the family, relatives and close ones of Dimitris.


On behalf of the Central Committee of the CPRF


                                                                       Gennady Zyuganov

                                                                       Chairman of the CC of the CPRF