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London: Karl Marx commemoration at Highgate Cemetery, March 15, 2015.

“The oration at Marx’s grave yesterday. With speaker Yuri Emilianov of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Jean Turner of the Communist Party of Britain. The oration was hosted by the Marx Memorial Library and the Communist Party of Britain. With very great thanks to comrades Daphne and Owen of the New Worker/NCP for the pictures. Thank you very much comrades.”

Via David Ayrton

At the barricades: Defenders of the Supreme Soviet in Moscow before Yeltsin’s assault, October 1993.

This year marks 20 years since the tragic events of October 1993, when the Supreme Soviet in Moscow was shelled by Yeltsin’s shock troops and many defenders of socialism were killed. 

“Rot Front" is organizing a series of commemorative actions in these days of mourning. 

 Moscow:  

The action will take place on 3 October, 18.00 to 20.00 on Druzhinnikovskaya Street.  

The following organizations will participate: ROT FRONT, EIF, the Communist Party, Komsomol (b), “The Other Russia”, “Working Russia”, “Autonomous Action”, “Kolomna Bush” IGSM. 

At the end of the meeting the participants will lay flowers at the memorial to the fallen defenders of the Supreme Soviet.

Leningrad (“St. Petersburg”):

3 October at 18:00 on Nevsky Prospekt, starting from the Revolution Square

 “Prospectus Black October” - activists lined up along the  main street with portraits of young men and women, defending  the legitimate authority and killed by supporters of Yeltsin. 

4 October at 18:00 in the Campus Martius, a memorial service will be held with the participation of  political parties (EIF, the Left Front, etc.), social organizations and  militant trade unions.

Marsh Trudovoi Rossii
  • Marsh Trudovoi Rossii
  • Ivan Baranov
  • 1993
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“March of Labor Russia”

Anthem of the revolutionary organization Labor Russia, led by communist militant Victor Anpilov – one of the songs used to rally Soviet workers in the streets of Moscow during the defense of the Supreme Soviet, September-October 1993.

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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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Sverdlovsk, Russia: March and rally on the 96th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, November 7, 2013.

“Taking part in the demonstration were the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), Russian Communist Workers Party (RKRP), ROT Front, Union of Soviet Officers, Children of War, and Komsomol. The rally was attended by about 700 people. 

"Our slogans for November 7:

  1. Long live the Great October Socialist Revolution!
  2. Long live the power of the working people – alliance of the workers and peasants – no to poverty and oppression by capital!
  3. Bring back the social gains of the October Revolution  - Revive the Soviet Union!
  4. Workplaces to the workers, land to the peasants, science and knowledge to the masses!
  5. No to the division into rich and poor – Give priority to public ownership over private!
  6. No to higher food prices and utility tariffs – Production and agriculture under the control of the working people!
  7. Against the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences – We support social justice and a decent life!
  8. Our cause is just, the victory will be ours!
  9. Forward to the victory of socialism – We want a new edition of the 1917 revolution!
  10. Workers of all countries unite!”

Photos and report: RKRP

Russian communists to Putin: Take action to end genocide in Donbass

Donetsk’s People’s Republic (DNR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LC) smothered in blood and fire 

Statement of the Moscow Committee of the EIF-CPSU Moscow City and Moscow regional committees ROT FRONT 

To: President of the Russian Federation VV Putin 

Citizen President! 

Every day brings news of new victims of Nazi atrocities unleashed by the Kiev junta’s fratricidal war on their own people behalf of the U.S. imperialists and ultra-nationalists. Meanwhile, your administration not only continues to make empty diplomatic gestures, but withdrew the permission of the Federation Council on the use of armed forces of the Russian Federation for the salvation of people abroad.  

On behalf of the working people of Russia, all internationalists and people of good will, the Moscow branch of the political party Russian United Labor Front and the Moscow organization of the Russian Communist Workers’ Party resolutely demand at this crucial hour for Russia and Ukraine:  

1. Immediately recognize the DNR and LC, formed on the basis of legitimate referendums held in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine.  

2. Conclude with the DNR and LC agreements on economic and military cooperation, involving military assistance in case of military aggression, at the request of the legitimate authorities and victims of armed aggression.  

3.  Provide the DNR and LC with substantial interest-free to purchase any Russian goods, including weapons, not prohibited by international conventions.  

4. Immediately present the Poroshenko administration Poroshenko an ultimatum with two basic requirements:  

- within 48 hours,  withdraw all military and paramilitary forces from the territories of the DNR and LC and resolve disputed issues by peaceful means;  

- immediately stop political terror in Ukraine, aimed against the communists, anti-fascists and other opposition forces.  

5. Declare that in case of failure to comply with the ultimatum, the Russian Federation reserves the freedom to take any political, economic and military actions necessary to halt the genocide in the DNR and LC.  

6. Clearly state that Russia rejects any territorial annexations in the DNR and LC, as well as other administrative territories of Ukraine, as of June 2014.  

To show you, Citizen President, that our demands are shared by a large number of progressive people of Russia, we begin to collect signatures in support of these claims.  

If our demands are ignored, we will treat you like a criminal, guilty of inaction and failure to provide assistance to our brothers and sisters, as well as a traitor to the interests of Russians, Ukrainians and citizens of other nationalities suffering today from the NATO-fascist aggression in the DNR and LC, and will do everything in our power to dismiss you from your post.  

We do not want and will not tolerate criminal acquiescence to the Bandera fascist evil. Millions of people, not only in Russia and Ukraine, but also in the whole world, will never forgive you for  complicity in the destruction of the DNR and LC, which are today the main centers of the Ukrainian resistance to Nazism and the aggressive plans of NATO and, above all, the United States.

Moscow City Committee of the Russian United Labor Front 

Moscow Oblast Committee of the Russian United Labor Front 

Moscow Committee of the Russian Communist Workers’ Party

Translation by redguard

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Leningrad, Russia: Hands Off Syria demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate, September 3, 2012.

Signs read: “Obama: Terrorist #1” and “Hands Off Syria”

“On September 3, the Russian Communist Workers Party (RKRP), Red Front and other progressive organizations held an anti-imperialistic, antifascist picket in front of the Consulate General of the USA in Leningrad ("St. Petersburg”). On that day about 30 activists, despite the rain, went out to express the sharply negative attitude to the policy conducted by the USA and their satellites that is military intervention in home affairs of the Syrian Arabian Republic.

“As of today Syria, surrounded by a ring of reactionary monarchies and military semi-dictatorships, remains one of the few secular states in the Near East. The rights and freedom won by workers of Syria today are under threat. Israel already has publicly declared possible use of military aircraft, and Turkish authorities the possible occupation of Kurdish north-east SAR.

"Representatives of RKRP and Revolutionary Komsomol held speeches on the picket line. Passers-by were handed a leaflet, prepared by the RKRP and Red Front city committees.”

Photo and story: Revolutionary Komsomol

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Moscow, Russia: Police attack and arrests at revolutionary communist rally marking the 1917 socialist revolution, November 7, 2013.

“According to the activists of the party ROT Front, claimed the rally was interrupted by the police, with a preliminary ban on holding received. 25 people were detained by police. They were charged with participating in an unsanctioned rally and disobedience to the authorities.”