IN PICTURES: Venezuelans brandishing placards featuring Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin took to the streets commemorating the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution.
A crowd dressed in red and brandishing images of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, often juxtaposed with the former leader of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, celebrated in the streets of Caracas to mark 100 years since the founding of the first socialist state.
“We, as revolutionaries and socialists, join in this global commemoration,” said Freddy Bernal, a member of the National Directorate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, who called for the mobilization.
Workers marched from Caracas’ Autonomous National Telephone Company to the Miraflores Presidential Palace.
The celebration was one among several taking place in various places around Latin America, recognizing the profound impact the Russian revolution had in the region, spurring anti-imperialist, progressive, and socialist movements throughout.
Via teleSUR English