|7Nov Big Soviet Revolution or Coup d'état (overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means)
||[Nov. 8th, 2006|05:17 pm]
Leadership of the R. Moldova celebrated Bolshevik revolution |
2006-11-07/11:22 The leadership of the R. of Moldova, including President Vladimir Voronin, speaker of the Parliament Marian Lupu, Prime-Minister Vasile Tarlev, communist MPs Eugenia Ostapciuc and Victor Stepaniuc, as well as representatives of different state institutions participated on November 7, in a meeting organized in the Opera square on the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917.
MP Victor Stepaniuc declared that “the day of October 7 has been a red lettered day in calendars during our whole conscious lives” and that “it will remain for all the followers of the communist idea and the whole progressive humanity, not only a great and bright holiday but also a commemoration day for all the fighters for equity and socialism”.
Emil Fiodorov, worker at the Railways of Moldova, declared in his speech that “this date is significant because for the first time the oppressed people revolted and won, and whatever would our opponents say, exploited masses received guaranteed wages, free social services, and the world was proven that there is an alternative for capitalism”. According to the same source, since communists came to power in 2001“railway workers felt significant improvements, and the volume of cargos and passengers transported, considerably increased”.
Victor Dragutan, university lector, mentioned that “before the revolution, there weren’t true democratic institutions, and only then, in 1917, the basis of the representative democracy has been created and that of today’s European values – tolerance and equity”.
The manifestation lasted for about an hour, being concluded by the speech of President of Moldova. Vladimir Voronin said that “it is very important that we are here, regardless of the difficulties we face. It is important that we acknowledge that we are able to achieve great things and that regardless of the difficult situation when the communists came to power, they went on and today the communist party is the only of this kind in the CIS area to lead a Government.
Participants, holding slogans as “Glory to the Red October”, „Long Live Socialism”, shouted “Long Live Socialist Ideas” and “Power to the People”.
According to Russian historians, the events of November 7, 1917 were not a true revolution, but a coup which resulted in the instauration of the Bolshevik party. The emergence of the first socialist state, instauration of the red terror, creation of the socialist system in the East European countries resulted in millions of victims. Several years ago, Russians gave up this holiday, and celebrate on November 4 the Day of Conciliation.