Tributes in Russia to Founding of Soviet Union
On December 8 in Moscow, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) held a gala concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the USSR, in the Hall of Columns of the House of Unions. The event included an address by G.A. Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the KPRF, and Head of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma.
During December, the KPRF held several events where it presented commemorative medals to its members and supporters on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the USSR.
Throughout December, KPRF members and supporters held car caravans, rallies and other outdoor events in various cities to pay tribute to the founding of the USSR.
In Yekaterinburg in western Russia, roadside billboards announced the anniversary.
In Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, the KPRF held a gala concert dedicated to the USSR's centenary on December 24. To watch the concert in full, click here.
In Ulyanovsk in western Russia, local communists held a series of events to mark the USSR's 100th anniversary on December 27. They included the laying of flowers at the monument in Lenin Square, a car caravan with the KPRF's flags, ending with a concert. Ulyanovsk is located on the Volga River and is the birthplace of V.I. Lenin.
On December 29, in Abakan, the capital of Khakassia, a commemorative
concert was held, that included a performance of the Abakan Concert
Orchestra. Popular works by Soviet composers, including Khakassian
composers, as well as poems and songs from the war years were performed.
This article was published in
Volume 52 Number 64 - December 30, 2022