In face of repression, Transnistrian communists honor October Revolution

Communists laid flowers at the monument to V.I. Lenin on the day of the Great October Revolution

On November 7, communists in Tiraspol, capital of the Republic of Transnistria, laid flowers at the monument to the inspirer and organizer of the Great October Socialist Revolution, V.I. Lenin. 
Photos: Communist Party of Transnistria
The Transnistrian regime banned the traditional rally in the central square this year, threatening arrests and large fines to those who dare to go to the square on the official holiday. Similarly, the authorities, fearing their own people, banned the rally on May 1, the Day of International Solidarity of Workers. [Just five days ago, Communist Party leader Oleg Horzhan was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison. – Translator]

In fact, the authoritarian government, following the example of neighboring post-Maidan Ukraine, has declared war on Soviet history, trying to suppress its brightest pages — the Great Victory, the Komsomol construction projects, the manned flight into space — by removing their essence and every mention of the role of the Communist Party.

And such an event as the October Revolution, which marked the beginning of the triumph of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War, in space and in production, is a thorn in the side of the current Transnistrian elite, which they dream of erasing from people’s memory, so that no one will ever trace the causal relationship between the overthrow of an inept exploitative regime and the subsequent successes of the workers’ and peasants’ state. 

However, no matter how much they want it, the hearts of the communists will beat, so much will they fight against the current anti-people ruling regime, who have believed that their power is forever. 

But no matter how much they want it, while the hearts of the communists beat they will continue the fight against the current anti-people ruling regime, which believes that its power is eternal. 

Document by pro-capitalist regime banning
the traditional Nov. 7 rally in Tiraspol.

Translator’s note: Transnistria (also known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) is an “unrecognized” state in Eastern Europe. Transnistria’s people proclaimed independence from Moldova in 1992, rejecting the capitalist counter-revolution in the USSR and abandonment of Soviet norms. The Communist Party of Transnistria has been a leading political organization in the republic since its founding.

In 2016, oligarchic forces seized control of the state. The new authorities banned the traditional May Day demonstration this year. In response, communist leader and member of parliament Oleg Horzhan called for a protest rally in the central square of the capital, Tiraspol, on June 2. The government organized provocations and arrested many people. On June 6 Horzhan was stripped of his parliamentary immunity and arrested, and November 2 he was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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