Donetsk: ‘Red Carnation for Lenin’ action on April 22

Dear comrades, veterans, youth, defenders of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and workers in all spheres of activity!

April 22, 2020, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin. This anniversary is celebrated in most countries of the world. The inhabitants of Donetsk have been preparing for this date for several decades.

Photo: Forward

On April 22, 1970, at a rally of many thousands, a “time capsule” was laid with an appeal to youth of 2020. According to the appeal, the slab under which the “time capsule” is located is to be opened on April 22, 2020. The contents of the message to the youth of 2020 should be announced on the 150th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin.

However, the situation in the Republic and the world, and measures to prevent a global epidemic in the land of Donbass, do not yet allow for events to be held with the presence of masses of people in person.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic calls on all who cherish the memory of V.I. Lenin to come to Lenin’s monuments with red carnations from 12:00 to 12:30 on April 22, 2020, and lay flowers at the foot of the monuments in all cities of the DPR. The action “Red Carnation for Lenin” should be carried out individually, without crowding, with respect for social distancing and in medical masks.

We propose on this day to hang red banners on houses, balconies, and in windows as a symbol of the memory of generations, a symbol of confidence and continuation of the path of building a Soviet socialist state, indicated for humanity and first realized in practice by the great Vladimir Ilyich Lenin!

Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic (KPDPR) Central Committee

Translated by Greg Butterfield

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