Lugansk event honors Soviet military leader Voroshilov

 Loyalty to the ideas of a true communist

February 5: The Komsomol of Lugansk together with representatives of the Union of Donbass Volunteers held a thematic meeting, “Kliment Voroshilov — one of the famous people’s commissars of the USSR,” dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the birth of an outstanding native of the Lugansk region, at the Vladimir Dahl Lugansk State University (LSU).

Anna Brekhova, Lugansk Komsomol leader.

Photos: Communists of Russia

“Today we open a thematic meeting on the birthday of our countryman, a beautiful person. This man with a capital letter, a great revolutionary and builder of Lugansk, did all the things an ordinary person couldn\’t do. This talented, strong, energetic, purposeful person — this is the whole Voroshilov,” rector of LSU Viktor Ryabichev said during a welcome speech to the participants. 

The event was attended by deputies of the People\’s Council, representatives of the People’s Chamber, the Federation of Trade Unions, the People\’s Police of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), teachers and students. During the meeting, participants recalled the biography of the Soviet military chief, and discussed the events held in the Republic to perpetuate his memory.

“We honor and remember our great countrymen, real communists, as Kliment Efremovich Voroshilov was without exaggeration,” said Anna Brekhova, chair of the Lugansk Komsomol. “We remember perfectly the legacy he left behind. We know how in the early 20th century he did everything to ensure that workers received new standards in their workplaces, he stood at the origins of the trade union movement here, did a lot to strengthen the armed forces, to improve the image and status of our great country.”

“Voroshilov, who started working from early childhood, reached the peaks of leadership in the USSR and really showed with his zeal that our Lugansk region gives birth to strong people,” she noted.

During the event, guests were presented with a thematic presentation about the life and work of Kliment Efremovich Voroshilov.

Yelena Leonidovna Nosko, director of the “LO-SOS No. 38 named for K.E. Voroshilov,”  presented an online tour of the museum room dedicated to Kliment Efremovich.

A book and photo exhibition, “Personality in History: Kliment Voroshilov,” was prepared by the A.N. Konyaev Scientific Library.

“I would like to especially thank the guests of honor who participated in today\’s event, who understand the importance of communicating with the younger generation and always find time to meet our students and participate actively in the life of our university. The interested and enthusiastic eyes of teenagers are the best assessment and award,” said one of the organizers of the event, Evgeny Zhmurov, representative of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, head of civil defense staff of LSU, representative of veterans and combatants.

All event participants listened to the speakers with interest, supplementing with their comments.

“Today at the thematic hour of communication, we got acquainted with the biography and merits of the most interesting historical personality, our great countryman Kliment Efremovich Voroshilov. Holding such an event within the walls of our university is a great honor and a great responsibility. However, this is very important and interesting. Talking about your famous countrymen, conveying a sense of pride for the Motherland and compatriots from generation to generation, having a true example of love for the homeland, bravery and humanity before your eyes — that is what each of us needs,” said first-year university student Alina Starikova as she shared her impressions.

The participants of the event also laid flowers at the monument to K. E. Voroshilov, located in the center of the capital of the Republic.


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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