At public actions in a number of Russian cities on February 23, the communists of the United Communist Party (OKP), together with allies, celebrated the day that went down in history for the founding of the Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Army in 1918.
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Of course, unlike the official government line to turn this date into a holiday of defenders of the bourgeois fatherland or the “Day of All Men,” the communists celebrate a different February 23. For them, this day is inextricably linked with the history of the creation and formation of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) — the Revolutionary Homeland, which the Red Army was founded to protect — the army of workers, for workers.
Therefore, on this day, the communists fundamentally refrained from celebrations by the state and the so-called “patriots,” and at their events raised the questions of the class struggle of modern proletarians for a new life, a new Russia, and therefore a new revolutionary army.
Translated by Greg Butterfield