19th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties

Communist and Workers' Parties of the World meet on the 100th Anniversary of the Great October Revolution

ICP, 02.11.2017

The 19th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties of the World started with the Working Group meeting on 1st of November in St Petersburg. This year the 19th IMCWP is being held with the title : “The 100th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution: the ideals of the Communist Movement, revitalizing the struggle against imperialistic wars, for peace, socialism”.

The meeting will take place 2nd to 3rd November in  St Petersburg and then continue in Moscow between 5th and 7th of November.

Today the conference started with the opening speech of the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, G.A. Zyuganov. Addressing the participants and guests of the conference, Zyuganov reminded that a new stage in history heralded 100 years ago with the words of Lenin, genius of the Revolution, from Red Petrograd to the whole world and added that now it is the time for the third Russian revolution which will ensure the ultimate victory of socialism.

Referring to the symbolic meaning of the salvo of cruiser Aurora and the unforgettable days of the October in the capital of Russian Empire, Zyuganov recalled the historical stages the city hosted from the struggle for Soviet power to the heroic resistance against the Nazis.

In his speech, Zyuganov also commented on the development of the meetings of the communist and workers’ parties, started with the initiative of the Communist Party of Greece 20 years ago. He reminded that the main task of the meetings were the restoration of inter-party ties that had been interrupted after 1991 and exchange of information on their activities. Zyuganov stated that over the years, valuable experience in preparing and holding such meetings has been accumulated and the number of parties participating in them has been constantly growing.

In the current meeting, the delegations of 103 parties are present. These delegations include 60 chairmen and secretaries-general, 12 deputy party leaders. The CPRF delegation includes members of the political leadership of the party, as well as the first secretaries of regional branches from all 85 constituencies of the Russian Federation. Zyuganov informed, 188 delegates in total take part in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. 

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