“The important thing is that the ice has been broken; the road is open, the way has been shown.” V.I. Lenin
The great October Socialist Revolution in Russia, 1917, is a historical milestone of the working class’ struggle to overthrow the power of the capitalists, to construct socialism and to abolish the exploitation of man by man. It was a decisive break with the old world order and laid the basis for the political, social and economic liberation of humanity.
The Bolshevik Revolution was the result of the explosive sharpening of the social contradictions of Tsarist Russia, the First World War, which made it the weak link in the global imperialist system.
Its realization confirms that only a Communist Party with a revolutionary strategy, which is guided by Marxism-Leninism, built in the workplaces and the working class communities, can safeguard the leading role of the working class in its alliance with the oppressed popular strata for the “revolutionary leap”.
The October Revolution ushered in a new historical era, the era of the transition from capitalism to socialism. This is carried out by the conquest of political power by the working class in alliance with the poor popular strata, with the socialization of the means of production, central planning and worker’s social control, in order to construct the new socialist-communist society to satisfy the needs of the people.
Socialism made a great contribution to the struggle of the peoples and this can not be erased by the slanderous attacks of its opponents, the bourgeois and opportunists apologists of capitalism.
The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the anti-fascist victory of the peoples in the Second World War, with 20 million dead and incalculable material losses.
The problem of unemployment was resolved in the socialist countries and the right to work was ensured. Working time was reduced, social-security rights were established. Modern health services and real education were provided free and became people’s rights in reality. There was substantial care for children, youth, young couples, the aged and the ill.
It ensured the right to housing, sports, culture, and recreation. It was the counterweight to imperialist aggressiveness and a factor for the defence of peace.
The achievements of Soviet power lent impetus to the struggle of the peoples all over the world.
The counterrevolutionary overthrow of socialism does not change the character of our era.
Communists learn from the mistakes, the oversights, the violations of the laws of socialist construction that led to the overthrow of socialism and the restoration of capitalism, with painful consequences for the peoples of the former socialist states and for all humanity.
Social development advances through class struggle as its driving force.
Capitalism, the system that is based on the exploitation of man by man has reached its historical limits. It gives rise to crises, poverty and imperialist wars.
Socialism is necessary and timely!
Power in the hands of the working class!
Wealth in the hands of those that produce
A new social organisation with the satisfaction of the people’s needs as its objective!
Long live the Great Socialist October Revolution!