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‘Socialism is the future’ – Russian Communist leader

Published time: January 10, 2013 14:12
Edited time: January 10, 2013 18:14
Leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)

Leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov. (RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov)

Recent protests in capitalist countries indicate that the public mood is swinging from right to left and a turn to socialism has become inevitable for the entire world in the future, believes the head of the Russian Communist party, Gennady Zyuganov.

“I’m confident that in 2013 it will become obvious to everyone,” the KPRF leader stated.

In an article, published on Thursday on the party’s website, Zyuganov summed up the results of the previous year and shared his view on how past events will affect the future of Russia as well as other countries.

In keeping with tradition, the Communist leader slammed the policy lead by the ruling power as “destructive.” The 2012 year “fell short of expectations” by those who waited for a start of positive social-economic and political changes in the country, he pointed out.

“Those who made public property serve their private interests can’t save the country,” stated the head of the second-largest party.

The only way to “revive Russia” and improve lives of its people is to go back to public ownership in economic, banking and financial sectors – as it was in the Soviet Union – Zyuganov believes.

In his view, time proves that the Communists’ goal is correct and that the world will inevitably take path to socialism.

“Look at what’s happening in Europe, America, and Asia. You’ll see that regions that were considered stronghold of capitalism not long ago are now leaping to the left – to the values of a social state, and the opposition to transnational corporations and financial scalpers,” the veteran politician observed.

Mass protests that swept across Europe as well as election results in several countries are a clear indication of such a change of public political moods. For instance, left-wing Francois Hollande won France's presidential poll last year, becoming the country’s first socialist leader since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

In Russia, as “social-economic situation is worsening,” young people are taking a growing interest in the Communist Party’s program, Zyuganov noted. There are fewer people who are ready to live in a society where ordinary people should “sweat their guts out” to get a pittance from a small bunch of the rich – “the new owners of life,” he added.

The upcoming KPRF congress in February will provide for “a new breakthrough in our fight for the principles of social justice,” Zyuganov believes. And that, combined with the development of political work, will bring “hundreds of thousand” new members to the party, he concluded.

Comments (3)


Grey Winters 23.06.2014 23:18

Yup Dylan when people are given free junk all their lives and then told to get their own lives they fall apart like a junkie coming off heroin. And if you think any of the places you mentioned are a free enterprize system you're asleep. And to think you support Russan missiles in Cuba tells me you are brain dead. Plus Cuba's health care sytem is a joke, a two tiered system, one that treats the poor who have to have a perscription for aspirin that is mostly unavailable in the poor people pharmacies and the other system to treat the rich and show case to communist sympathizers like you and Michael fat faced Moore.


Dylan Robb 29.04.2014 11:30

If capitalism is so successful why is Africa, Parts of Asia and Latin America failing? And your wrong about people of Russia being so broke the last few hundred years, if you meet people in Russia today many will say they lived better in soviet times also remember before Russia became communist it was medieval, Lenin gave every man woman and child food, a job and land. Also if U.S never had a blockade on Cuba you would be seeing one of the most equal countries in the world right now. Ps its put American healthcare to shame.

Anonymous user 17.05.2013 19:33

If communism is so great how come the people of Russia have been broke the last few hundred years

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