Memorial dedicated to 115th birthday of Pavel Tkachenko
April 7 marks the 115th birth anniversary of Pavel Tkachenko, an ardent revolutionary, a real communist and a Bolshevik. The party “Our Home is Moldova” (Red Bloc) will hold a memorial event at the site of Pavel Tkachenko’s execution by the Romanian Royal Secret Service: in Chisinau, 64 Petru Rares Street, near Visterniceni station.
|Comrade Pavel Tkachenko
Pavel Dmiitrievich Tkachenko (real name – Yakov Antiipov) was born on April 7, 1901, at the Novosavitcaia station in Kherson province (now part of Transnistria). He was killed on September 5, 1926, in Chisinau at the Visterniceni station by Romanian Secret Service agents. He was an active leader of the underground labor movement in the Union of Bessarabia with Romania, a leader of the communist organizations of Bessarabia and Romania, and first head of the Komsomol (Communist Youth) of Moldova.
When the Romanian occupation regime tried Pavel Tkachenko, those who stood up for him included such great thinkers and scientists as Albert Einstein, Henri Barbusse, Bernard Shaw and other prominent progressives worldwide. The Romanian monarchy accused Tkachenko of initiating numerous uprisings in occupied Bessarabia.
A clever strategist, skilled practitioner and organizer, Pavel Tkachenko entered the history of the revolutionary movement of Moldova as a hero. He is an inspiration to the modern leftist youth of Moldova — activists of the party “Our Home is Moldova” (Red Bloc).
Thursday, April 7 – 18.00
Chisinau, Petru Rares, 64
Translated by Greg Butterfield