‘Evening of Memory’ marks 25 years since defeat of 1993 Moscow Uprising against capitalist restoration

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
On September 28 at the “Alibi” club in Moscow, an evening of memory was held, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of “Black October.”

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 

The deputies and armed defenders talked about the course of events in the country since 1991 that ended with the tragic outcome on October 3-4, 1993, in Moscow. 

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»].

#Октябрь93 #Восстание #Борьба #Память #ОКП #Коммунисты

 Videographer: Valery Blokhnin, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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