Press conference in Leningrad
October 25: In the revolutionary capital of Russia — Leningrad — a press conference of the Left Front was held. On the day of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution (according to the old style), the Left Front movement announced the resumption of active political work and plans to hold a series of protests in the near future.
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Udaltsov spoke in favor of nomination by the left forces of a bright and young presidential candidate for the Russian presidency, as determined by the results of the primaries. He said he would promote the idea of holding primaries in all forthcoming elections, including in the election for the mayor of Moscow. Also, the Left Front intends to launch a nationwide protest campaign on the most acute social and economic problems, the that immediate actions are planned for the end of this year.
Sergei Udaltsov reported that the Left Front is preparing a package of bills that will be submitted for public discussion on the Internet. The main topics of the bills are political and judicial reform, nationalization of natural resources, a progressive scale of taxes and others. The main topics of the bills are political and judicial reform, the nationalization of natural resources, the progressive scale of taxes and others.
Political emigre and Left Front coordinator Alexei Sakhnin took the floor via Skype to talk about the crisis that has begun in the world neoliberal system. He noted that this would give a boost to the left forces and spoke about the plans of the Left Front to establish contact and interaction with like-minded forces around the world.
Head of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements (IGSO) Boris Kagarlitsky said that the resource and opportunities for the current model of neoliberal capitalism in Russia are exhausted. The system parasitized on the development of Soviet resources, but they are already coming to an end. The political scientist predicted a systemic economic crisis of Russian capitalism.
Participants of the press conference also answered questions from journalists. In particular, Sergei Udaltsov responded to a question about relations with the current authorities: “We have no personal claims on Putin, we have systemic claims on the policy that he represents. Putin is a brake on Russia, Putin has never been able to free himself from the influence of oligarchs and big capital,” said the coordinator of the LF. According to him, “Putin comes and goes, but the system does not change.”
After the press conference, activists of the Left Front visited revolutionary sites of St. Petersburg and met with activists and supporters of the Leningrad branch of the organization.
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Moscow: Left Front praises the Great Revolution
On October 25 in Moscow, supporters of the Left Front came to the Museum of the Revolution to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. According to representatives of the Moscow Left Front, the events of a hundred years ago were a global historical phenomenon that changed the course of history that opened new horizons and meanings for Russia and the world.