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Leningrad (“St. Petersburg”), Russia: Lenin’s birthday marked

On April 22, 2014, the birthday of the leader of the proletariat was marked by communists worldwide. In Leningrad, a rally was organized by the Russian Communist Workers’ Party (RKRP) at Lenin Square and was attended by members of the Red Front, the militant trade unions MPRA and Protection, as well as the Komsomol (b). Red carnations were laid at the monument in a sign of respect to the memory and genius of Vladimir Lenin.

The rally was not merely about remembering. Speakers primarily paid attention to the critical issues of today: the events in Ukraine, Russia’s economic problems, and the state of monuments to Lenin in Leningrad. 

Via Komsomol (b)

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Ukraine: Nikolayev (Mykolaiv) Communists pay tribute to Lenin

144 years ago a man was born who was destined to radically change the course of world history by showing humanity in practice the real path to equality and social justice. On April 22, 1870, Vladimir Ilich Lenin was born.

A century and a half later, the teachings of the leader of the proletariat are as relevant as ever.

On April 22, 2014, in Nikolayev, about 200 people gathered at the pedestal of the destroyed monument to V.I. Lenin in the central square to celebrate the immortal contributions of the great revolutionary.

Today, as a century ago, representatives of the bourgeois class are in power in Ukraine again, trying to fill their pockets at the expense of ordinary people. Today the population faces raised tariffs for gas, electricity, utilities, and increased price of food, medicines, and access to public transport. And if, for example, a middle-income family could previously afford a car, now that fuel prices have risen to 16 UAH/l, only the rich can drive. But in many villages a car is the only way to reach the city.

At the rally, people unleashed their anger at the prevailing situation in the country and do not understand why their families must pay for the mistakes of officials. City residents supported and organized a mass meeting-protest Nikolaev Communists. 

After the wreath-laying ceremony and the reading of the resolution, in which the protesters condemned the illegal demolition of Lenin’s monument, the protesters marched and picketed the City Executive Committee.

When the protesters began to proclaim their demands at the city building, Acting Mayor Yuri Granaturov repeated what had already been said time and again – that the city has made no decision to dismantle the monument to Lenin, and that is to restore the monument requires specialists under the guidance of experienced sculptors.

Granaturov even said that “some of the people from the U.S. are hostile” to restoring the monument. The protesters demanded he name names, but he did not elaborate on this. 

Among the protesters were those who believed that restoring the Lenin monument makes no sense, because of the “Right Sector” [fascists]. And they demanded that Granaturova deal first with the Right Sector “or else all the rehabilitation efforts will be in vain.”

First Secretary of the regional Communist Party and former People’s Deputy of Ukraine Vladimir Matveev tried to reassure citizens and specify the requirements and expectations of the participants. He rightly noted that all Granaturova need do is follow the law. A statue of Lenin was demolished illegally, without the consent of urban communities, and it is reasonable to bring it back into place. 

And yet, convinced Matveev, you must find the perpetrators in the destruction of communal property. And not just to bring them to justice, but also to make sure all repairs and installation of the monument carried out at their expense.

“Let Nikolayev set a precedent to all Ukraine. We will be the first to try to legally restore the monument to Lenin,” said Matveyev.

Via Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU)

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Borotba activists in Kharkov laid flowers at the monument to Lenin 

On April 22, activists of the Union Borotba (Struggle) joined with Kharkovites who laid flowers at the monument to Lenin. A short rally was held at which they spoke of the powerlessness and servile position of workers in Ukraine today, and the way out of this situation — remembering the victory of the proletariat, led by Lenin. 

Borotbists also called Kharkovites to join pickets on April 23 and 24 at the municipal and regional councils, when local authorities will meet in extraordinary session. The protesters will demand that they meet the requirements of Kharkov on language rights, and economic and social issues.

Via Borotba

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Mexico City: ‘Day of Struggle of the Workers for the Solution of the Pressing Needs of the City,’ called by the Popular Front of Mexico City, April 22, 2014.

Photos: Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)

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Leningrad (“St. Petersburg”), Russia: Communists mark Lenin’s birthday at historic Finland Station, April 22, 2014.

Representatives of the “Lenkomsoyuza” from AKM, Left Front Leningrad, Labor Russia, the CPSU and the newspaper “Leningradskaya Pravda” held a rally on Lenin’s birthday at the memorial plaque on the wall of the Finland Station in memory of VI Lenin’s arrival in revolutionary Petrograd from Finland, where he was in exile. It was here that he addressed the nation from the legendary armored car. 

Afterward, protesters laid flowers at the memorial plaque near the “Steam Engine Lenin” № 293, upon which he arrived in Petrograd. The legendary locomotive, mounted on one of the platforms at Finland Station, was donated by the Government of Finland to the Soviet people. 

We have been struggling for quite a long time for the preservation of revolutionary historical monuments and are determined to achieve its restoration.

Via Left Front Leningrad

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Ukraine: Communists of the Zaporozhye region mark the anniversary of Lenin’s birth, April 22, 2014. 

Zaporizhia Communists laid flowers at the monument of V.I. Lenin. This day marks the 144th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the first socialist state in the world, the leader of the world proletariat, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Speaking before the meeting, the first Secretary of the Zaporozhye Cossacks OK Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU), A.V. Baburin, said that all of the legacy bequeathed by Soviet authorities to Ukraine was being ruined by the current rulers. Domestic industry is destroyed, the country is on the brink of collapse and ruin. It was Lenin and other Soviet leaders who did everything they could so that Ukraine was one of the most developed European countries.

Speakers at the rally also remembered warm words of Lenin, reminded people of the social guarantees that existed in the Soviet Union, argued for the brotherhood and friendship of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, condemned fascism, nationalism and advocated building a strong socially-oriented state.

Via Press-service of the Zaporozhye OK KPU 

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Ukraine: In Dnepropetrovsk, Borotbists laid flowers at the monument of V.I. Lenin

On April 22, activists of Union Borotba (Struggle) laid flowers at the monument to Vladimir Lenin and participated in a small rally with others in honor of his birthday.

The monument to the leader is close to the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration building. The rally was largely improvised. Citizens, despite the active propaganda of the media, never forget what this great man did for them, to eradicate the exploiters and to steer the country on the path of prosperity and social welfare. 

Vladimir Lenin proved that the power can and should belong to the common laborers.

Via Borotba

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Zoom April 22, 1870: Birthday of Comrade V.I. Lenin, founder of the Bolshevik party, leader of the Russian socialist revolution, great teacher of the world’s workers and oppressed peoples.

April 22, 1870: Birthday of Comrade V.I. Lenin, founder of the Bolshevik party, leader of the Russian socialist revolution, great teacher of the world’s workers and oppressed peoples.

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Zoom April 22, 1870: Birthday of Comrade V.I. Lenin, founder of the Bolshevik party, leader of the Russian socialist revolution, great teacher of the world’s workers and oppressed peoples.

April 22, 1870: Birthday of Comrade V.I. Lenin, founder of the Bolshevik party, leader of the Russian socialist revolution, great teacher of the world’s workers and oppressed peoples.

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Zoom April 22, 1948: Foundation Day of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).

April 22, 1948: Foundation Day of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).

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