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Penza CPRF members laid flowers to Joseph Stalin memorial

10:30 | 22.12.2014 | Society

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Penza, 22 December 2014. PenzaNews. Members and supporters of the CPRF have laid flowers to the monument of Joseph Stalin located by the Penza regional committee to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Soviet leader’s birth on Saturday, December 20.

Penza CPRF members laid flowers to Joseph Stalin memorial

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In his address to participants, Georgy Kamnev, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region and the first secretary of the CPRF regional committee, noted Stalin’s role in improving the international standing of the nation and drew parallels with modern times.

“Every time we celebrate such dates we see how such people as Stalin did in the past and how the times are going today. When Stalin governed the country, international pressure against us was bigger than now: we were practically isolated by the US and Europe. However, our country succeeded better than the Western states – we are not even talking about modern times,” he said.

In his turn, Vladimir Simagin, the deputy of the Russian Duma from the Penza region and a CPRF faction member, stressed the fact that one of the main achievements of Joseph Stalin was creation a bipolar world order in the 20th century.

“As early as 10 years before the [Second World] war he said the country either runs through these years fast or be squished. Yes, they did wrung the country dry, people worked hard day and night, but we did in 10 years what the Capitalists did in 100. Thanks to his management and leadership skills the Soviet people ended up ready for the Second World War and wrestled the country off a mortal enemy. Now we are experiencing all the results of the fall of the bipolar world order, where our nation is in the focus of aggressive so-called sanctions. We are being pushed into being a third-class outcast, and this is inacceptable,” he concluded.

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