Statement of the Political Council of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Workers Party (RKRP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 received from the Federation Council consent to the use of armed forces in connection with the situation in Ukraine to protect the citizens of Russia, the Russian-speaking population, parts of the fleet and its infrastructure from fascist elements and bandits.
It looks like a noble intention supported by the majority of citizens of Russia, Crimea, and eastern Ukraine. But on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the referendum on the preservation of the USSR (17 March 1991), when the majority of citizens voted unequivocally in favor of maintaining the Union (76%), it is necessary to remember and understand why in the USSR, until the infamous perestroika, there were no bloody ethnic conflicts and wars between nations.
It was because the Union was based on the Soviet authority, i.e., the workers’ own government, working in the interests of working people. Workers, as we know, have no innate division among themselves, and the people lived as one family — the Soviet people, who proved their worth by defeating European fascism in 1945.
With the departure of the state government, the ruling party and the tasks of socialist development in the direction of the so-called market, capitalism emerged and capitalists, traders and shopkeepers, who do not share space on the markets, but fight for profits and influence, threw the ordinary people into ethnic slaughter.
The capitalist course destroyed the USSR republics and brought upon the land war and blood. Karabakh and Sumgait, Tajikistan and Transnistria, Abkhazia and Chechnya, South Ossetia and now — Ukraine. These are all links of one chain. This is the product of capitalist society. To the question — ” Who is to blame ? ” — The most simple and correct answer is — “capitalism!”
Today in conflict in Ukraine, parties achieving some local victories are in the habit of putting on their knees representatives of the opposing party, that they should repent before the people .
On their knees before the peoples of the USSR should be put Gorbachev (still alive), Kravchuk, Shushkevich, along with former party secretaries Rakhmonov (Tajikistan), Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan), and Putin in the company with Yanukovych , Kuchma and Yushchenko. They are the bearers of capitalization policies that brought blood and evil upon the earth of the Soviet republics.
It is clear that in the conflicts in Ukraine, the interests of major capital of Ukraine and Russia, the U.S., Western Europe and the world are involved. Aspiring and resurgent Banderaists could never raise their head in Ukraine if they did not have the support of the source of fascism — the most reactionary, most imperialist elements of not only domestic, but also Western financial capital. These imperialist forces have their own, very specific goals to fuel the fire of war on the territory of Ukraine and Russia among conflicting forces. We must remember that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War unleashed by imperialism on the young 20th century.
Today bourgeois Russia has declared its readiness to protect its citizens and the population of Ukraine from fascists and gang members. However, it should be clearly understood that the interests of ordinary people in this conflict are only propaganda cover operations for the protection of Russian capitalism, the struggle for influence in Ukraine and in the world. We proceed from the realization that Russian capital is always ready to give up their bourgeois democratic form of rule and establish a terrorist, fascist dictatorship.
In this situation, the RKRP supports the self-organization of the peoples of Ukraine and Crimea in the fight against the fascist bandits. Communists recognize the right of the multinational people of the Crimea and the Ukrainian regions to self-determination through the organization and establishment of power by the struggle by the people themselves.
We consider possible in the case of the apparent exhaustion of potential self-protection of the population from fascist elements of power application of an external force and possibilities of bourgeois democracy at the request of the people and authorities of Crimea. Including the threat of the Russian army - only to suppress the proliferation of fascism. It should work on the self-proclaimed bourgeois nationalist Ukrainian authorities. Only the willingness to use force can sober fascist thugs, as Yanukovich with his experience of conciliatory policies did not understand.
The RKRP encourages workers and communist organizations in Ukraine and Russia to advocate and guide the organized struggle of the working people against the the main culprit of the disaster and bloodshed of the peoples of Ukraine, Russia, and all Soviet republics — capitalism. Russian capitalists are no better than Ukrainian or Western, they dream of profit at the expense of the weakened Ukrainian economy, of the workers. They are not interested in preserving the self-organized actions. To maintain and develop these elements of people’s organization requires political consciousness of the true causes of the disasters of people in Russia and Ukraine, to direct the workers’ struggle against parasites of all peoples of all nationalities — against capitalism, the main task of the Communists
Only when capitalism is brought to its knees, then workers of all the peoples of the Union will again be able to live and work together peacefully and build socialism. Then we can truly say, “On your knees, you bastards!” But you need to gain strength and organize the struggle.
Workers of all countries, unite!
March 3, 2014