Russia’s revolutionary communists work for unity

Vladimir Lakeev: ‘There can and should be a merger of the OKP and RKRP into one political party’ 

On October 20, 2018, the plenum of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Workers Party (RKRP) was held. The first secretary of the Central Committee of the United Communist Party (OKP), Vladimir Lakeev, and the first secretary of the Moscow OKP, Sergey Seryogin, took part in the plenum. 

Speaking to comrades of the RKRP, Lakeev emphasized that this party has always been guided by revolutionary Marxism in theory and consistently embodied it in political practice. In many regions of Russia, a good practice of active collaboration has been established between the organizations of the OKP and the RKRP. At the same time, Lakeev noted, the left forces of Russia can accomplish the tasks facing them only through the organizational unity of the vanguard of the working class.

“Today there are no insurmountable obstacles to the unification of the revolutionary communists of Russia into one political organization. We cannot get away from this, and first of all, we should talk about the merger of the OKP and the RKRP into one political party. It is quite possible to combine our programs and statutory documents.”

As the name of the future party, Vladimir Lakeev proposed “United Communist Workers Party” (OKRP). This preserves the essence of the names of the existing organizations.


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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