Translator’s note: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the September-October 1993 Moscow Uprising against capitalist restoration in Russia. The rebellion was crushed by the Yeltsin regime on October 3-4, with support from U.S. imperialism, then headed by Bill Clinton. The House of Soviets (“Russian White House”) was shelled by tanks and unknown numbers of Soviet defenders were massacred.
|Photos: Olga Ivanova|
The first part of the event was opened by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the United Communist Party (OKP) Vladimir Lakeyev. “Then, in 1993, we were closer to removing this regime than now in 2018,” he said.
Among the witnesses to the events who spoke were defenders of the White House, People’s Deputies of the RSFSR, and members of the Supreme Soviet:
Ilya Vladimirovich Konstantinov
Andrey Leonidovich Golovin
Darya Alexandrovna Mitina
Deputy of the Moscow City Duma Elena A. Shuvalova was a guest and speaker.
Konstantin Semin, journalist, author and leader of “Agitblog,” did not remain indifferent to this event either. Konstantin did not build illusions about any good prospects. He urged those present to have a clear analysis of the outcome of those events and a sober assessment of our forces today.
During the second part of the event there was an open mic.
Also, there were musical performances by the bands “Echelon” [«Эшелон»] and “Strings and Sounds” [«Строки и звуки»].
Videographer: Valery Blokhnin, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia