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99th anniversary of October Revolution prepared to be celebrated in Penza

08:56 | 19.10.2016 | Society

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Penza, 19 October 2016. PenzaNews. Penza communists and their supporters began preparations for celebration of the 99th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. First Secretary of the Communist Party Regional Committee, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region Georgy Kamnev told PenzaNews.

99th anniversary of October Revolution prepared to be celebrated in Penza

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“Traditionally we will hold a solemn meeting and a concert in one of the culture centers of Penza,” the agency interlocutor said.

According to him, at present they are dealing with the issue concerning location and date of the celebration: the solemn meeting is most likely to be held on Saturday, November 5.

Georgy Kamnev also added that the keynote speaker of the event will be the first secretary of the city committee of the Communist Party, a history teacher Dmitry Filyaev.

“The demonstration and rally will be held on November 7. Despite the fact that the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution is on Monday, we decided not to move its celebration to another day. The route of the demonstration and the rally place are to be announced,” the leader of the Penza communists said.

The Great October Socialist Revolution is the world’s first victorious socialist revolution conducted in Russia on October 1917 by the working class allied with poor peasantry under the leadership of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (bolsheviki) led by Vladimir Lenin.

It is one of the biggest political events of the 20th century, which affected the future course of the history.

The name “October” was given after the date – October 25 (new style calendar  – November 7) – the provisional government was overthrown during the armed insurrection and the power was given  to the Soviets of workers and soldiers deputies.

As a result of the Great October Socialist Revolution, the power of bourgeoisie and landowners was overthrown, the dictatorship of proletariat was established and the Soviet State was created.

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