A series of reports from Sochi, Russia, by organizers and participants of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.
October 16, 2017
Delegation of the United Communist Party from St. Petersburg:
The delegation of the St. Petersburg branch of the United Communist Party (OKP), participating in the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, continues to publish short notes on what is happening.
The second day of the festival just finished. But for us, the opening of the festival was today, not yesterday, because the parade of delegations took place in the early morning. Moreover, these were delegations that came for the political festival, rather than for romantic, meaningless entertainment with ping-pong, lectures on successful youth entrepreneurship, football matches between national teams of Russian corporations, computer games and other crap. From Russia there were only delegates of left organizations at the parade. No MGER (Young Guard of United Russia) and LDPR (Liberal-Democratic Party) [bourgeois nationalist groups].
Translated by Greg Butterfield