Revolution is not a matter of pride among Russians

Revolution is not a matter of pride among Russians

The Communist party is going to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Oct for a week.

The Communist party plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the revolution of 1917 the mass festive events in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow. The party leadership considers the October revolution as the main event of the twentieth century for Russia and for the world. Citizens perceive it is not so clear, from surveys of the Institute of sociology. A source of pride for the revolution itself called 6% of the respondents.

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov intends to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the October revolution, the first week of November. He is convinced that “the October revolution was an event of epoch-making scale” because it “rescued the Russian statehood”. The creation of the Soviet Union has pushed the authorities of other European countries to the development of the “welfare state”, said Mr Zyuganov.

However, the Russians perceived the October revolution of 1917 is ambiguous, it follows from a number of surveys that were conducted by the specialists of the Institute of sociology. Almost a third of respondents (32%) find it difficult to somehow evaluate the event. Another third (29%) believe that “the benefits and harms were roughly equal measure”. 21% of respondents believed that the revolution brought “more good” and 19% said “more harm”.

In this case, by the very fact of the Bolshevik seizure of power have a positive attitude 30% of respondents negatively — by 35%. The rest are difficult to answer.

Any revolution for the Russians not the main reason for national pride, it follows from the research of the Institute of sociology.

So, the October revolution is also an object of pride has selected 6% of the respondents, the perestroika of Mikhail Gorbachev — 2%, the abolition of serfdom by Alexander II — 7%. The undisputed pride is only the victory in the great Patriotic war — 76%.

The Communist party will still celebrate the anniversary of the revolution as the event of the century. November 1, in the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg will host the international meeting of Communist and workers ‘ parties (invited delegations of 130 countries). Offers tours, including the cruiser “Aurora”.

November 4, guests of the Communist party will arrive in Moscow, where they will visit the Mausoleum of Lenin, listen to a concert at the Luzhniki stadium, will take part “in the Forum of world socialism”. In a press-service of the Moscow Department of regional security said they are considering three applications for holding mass events of 7 November, one of them — from the Communist party.

Festive demonstration is planned in all regional capitals. In Novosibirsk the centenary of the revolution hung banners for the festive date. The posters depicted Vladimir Lenin, revolutionary mood of the crowd and the words “Great October 100 years.” “We were not the customer of these banners”, — said the representative obkoma Vasily Volnukhin, assuming that the customer could make the mayoralty of Novosibirsk. “They are placed under social advertising. Therefore, the placement of the budget money was not spent”, — said “Kommersant” one of the officials of the city hall.

Future, too, “socialism”, said yesterday the Chairman of the Central Committee Dmitri Novikov. The vision of this future the Communists will represent in the election program “10 steps to a decent life”. Similarly, the name of the program of the party in the Duma elections of 2016. Presidential candidate of the Communist party have not yet put forward.

Viktor Khamraev; Ilya Galagos, Novosibirsk