Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two anniversaries

"55 years ago, on 25th February 1956, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, head of state and head of the Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev, in his speech at the 20th Congress of the CPSU denounced the cult of Stalin. The decisions of that Congress have never been rescinded.

More than 50 years later, Zaporizhzhya renegades who have nothing in common with the ideals of communism, illegally erected a memorial to Stalin, mass murderers of many nations, outside its office. The purpose was to increase tensions inside Ukrainian society for the benefit of a neighboring state.

Young boys who took steps to ensure no such monument stood in our land are now sitting in prison.

But today we are commemorating not only that date, but also the first anniversary in office of President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, during whose period in office people who disagree with the existence of monuments to a mass murderer, are put in prison.

P.s. In his speech, Krushchev said: "Stalin put the Party and the NKVD up to the use of mass terror when the exploiting classes had been liquidated in our country and when there were no serious reasons for the use of extraordinary mass terror.

This terror was actually directed not at the remnants of the defeated exploiting classes but against the honest workers of the [Communist] Party and of the Soviet state"

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