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Over 500 Penza citizens take part in assembly before October Revolution’s anniversary

19:45 | 06.11.2015 | Society

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Penza, 6 November 2015. PenzaNews. Over 500 members and followers of the Communist Party took part in an event dedicated to the eve of the 98th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, that took place in the Choreographical Center of Penza on Friday, November 6.

Over 500 Penza citizens take part in assembly before October Revolution’s anniversary

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The place chosen for the event is greatly related to it, as the cultural institution was formerly called the Palace of Arts of the 40th Anniversary of the October.

The atmosphere for the event was set by a performance number accompanied by the composition “Svyaschennaya Voyna” – a WWII patriotic song known to most by its first words: “Vstavay, Strana Ogromnaya” [Rise, Great Country].

It was followed by readings of poems that reminded the audience of both victorious and tragic events of the time.

The song “Den Pobedy” was met by the audience with particular respect. Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev, WWII veteran, fighter of the Battle for Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk, chairman of the city council of war, labor, military and law enforcement veterans, Honorable Citizen of Penza, stood up right at its beginning, and other participants of the event followed his example.

Next came the speech of Georgy Kamnev, first secretary of the CPRF regional committee branch, deputy of the Penza region Legislative Assembly, who pointed out that the performances of the day were dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory celebrated in 2015.

The victory over the Nazi Germany oppressors was one of the key events that defined its further development, he stressed.

Georgy Kamnev reminded that the Communist Party will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in two years, and propsed to analyze the modern trends in the society, including the politics, through the eye of Marxism-Leninism philosophy.

Among other things, the first secretary of the CPRF regional committee pointed out that most money was amassed by oligarchs, young people are treated unequally to realize themselves, and protest activity continues to gain.

“Our party must remain in the avant-garde of protests, make more people come to public rallies,” Georgy Kamnev stressed.

According to him, modern Communists in their demands must form their demands as political ones, with social and economic backing, and not vice-versa.

While naming the priorities for the CPRF Penza region committee, he urged his colleagues to “conquer city streets and social networks.”

He also proposed to address resolutions drafted and approved during protests not to the authorities, but to worker unions and teams.

Apart from notions traditional for the Communist Party, Georgy Kamnev stressed several points that highlighted the readiness of the CPRF to face the modern world and adapt not just to transitions in economy, but also to demands of the younger generation that seeks change.

In other speeches, Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev congratulated the Penza citizens with the upcoming celebration from the name of the city veteran council.

“I wish us – and especially my generation – to live to see the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution!” he said.

Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev told the audience about the recent session of the Penza city Duma, where he informed the deputies of the issues that trouble veterans, and expressed his intention to continue highlighting the most acute issues to the authorities.

“These are the medicine, the communal services that are called ‘like we care how you live,’ and the city transportation,” Vladimir Kerkhanadzhev said.

His words were met with an ovation.

A festive concert continued the event.

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