Donetsk celebrates Revolution Day and supports Cuba

Donetsk celebrates Day of the Great October Revolution and supports Cuba

On November 7 in Donetsk, on Lenin Square, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Donetsk city organization of the Communist Party of the DPR, the Union of Soviet Officers of the DPR, the women’s organization Nadezhda Donbassa, the Lenin Communist Youth Union of the DPR, and participants in the national-patriotic movement held a celebratory concert and rally dedicated to the 102nd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. During the event, they laid flowers at the monument to Lenin, reports the correspondent of the “Forward” website. 

‘No to the blockade of Cuba!’ Donetsk, DPR, Nov. 7, 2019.
Photo: Forward

Boris Litvinov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the DPR, addressed the protesters with words of congratulations. He emphasized that the history of humanity knows no more significant event than the Great October Socialist Revolution. The meeting was also addressed by the head of the DPR Social Democratic Union, Eduard Lyubimov, the representative of the Central Committee of the Young Communist League of the DPR, Gennady Fomenko, the head of the public organization New Scythians of Novorossiya, Alexander Matyushin, and representatives of local party organizations.

After the speeches, party cards were presented to new party members as well as commemorative medals of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Congratulations from the leaders of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Communist Party of Ukraine, Gennady Zyuganov and Petr Simonenko, were read. In addition, an appeal was addressed to the leadership of the DPR from an initiative group of citizens who live in the territory of Donbass that is temporarily controlled by Ukraine, with a request to raise the issue of ending the persecution by the Kiev authorities of the organizers of the May 11, 2014, referendum, at the next meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk.

At the end of the rally, the Communists joined the international action “No to the blockade of Cuba.” Near the monument to Lenin, a collective photo was taken with the slogan of the action and the flag of Cuba, as well as the flags of Venezuela, Syria and Catalonia.

“Recent events in Latin America testify to the fact that the ideas of the Great October Revolution continue to lead the masses. The victory of leftist candidates in the presidential elections in Bolivia and Argentina, mass protests in Ecuador and Chile are proof of this. At the head of the left turn in Latin America is heroic Cuba. Today, November 7, at a meeting of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations is once again discussing a resolution to end the blockade of Freedom Island by the United States. All over the world, solidarity actions are taking place collectively known as ‘No to the blockade of Cuba.’ Comrades, let’s support our Cuban brothers and join the action,” Boris Litvinov told the protesters.

After the rally, Lenin Square hosted a concert with the participation of the legendary Shakhtar Zory Orchestra and the winner of “Voice 60+” Leonid Sergienko, who was awarded a certificate from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the DPR.


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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