Address of the Union of Communist parties-CPSU to the Communist and workers’ parties of the world
Dear comrades and friends!
Once the wise leader of the Communist party of the United States, Gus Hall, said that true internationalism is tested by the attitude to the Soviet Union. He was absolutely right. It has been known since Marx that every practical step is more important than a dozen programs. The USSR was the embodiment of an age-old dream of humanity – even if imperfect, early, but socialism.
After the criminal collapse of the world’s first socialist state, despair, poverty and degradation reigned in the post-Soviet space. In Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan, a bloody conflagration of fratricidal interethnic war broke out. In the Baltic States, the neo – fascists who came to power staged a real apartheid – they divided the entire population of their “independent”, “democratic” States into “citizens” and disenfranchised sub-humans-the so-called “non-citizens”.
Belarus remained the only island of stability among the republics of the destroyed USSR all these years. People’s wisdom and will brought Alexander Lukashenko, a patriot and creator, to power. Under his leadership the main achievements of Soviet socialism were preserved through the efforts of millions of Belarusians: the right to work and a decent old age, protection of motherhood and childhood, free medical care and affordable education. Today there is no financial and industrial oligarchy and criminal clans. Unlike neighboring countries, Belarus is not ruled by his Majesty the dollar. All this causes furious anger and hatred of imperialists all over the world.
A worrying week has passed since the election of the Belarusian head of state on August 9, 2020. The ruling circles of the United States are trying to instigate a bloody coup in sovereign Belarus with the help of their minions in NATO – Poland and Lithuania. In Georgia and Ukraine, we have seen the consequences of their intervention – the lynching of Communists, the destruction of monuments to Lenin and other Communist leaders, the banning of our symbols, and the glorification of Hitler’s henchmen. And most importantly – a disaster for the working people.
Here and there, left-wing politicians are now talking about the “unjustified cruelty” of the Belarusian authorities in suppressing the creeping coup. Very strange. Do we, Communists, not know what turns out to be a misinterpreted “humanism”? Any relaxation of the counter-revolution ends with only one thing – the execution wall of Communards in the Paris cemetery of Pere Lachaise.
We, the leaders of the eighteen Communist parties of the former Soviet republics, at this difficult moment appeal to all the Communist and workers’ parties of the world to provide all-round assistance to our Belarusian brothers!
Join the campaign of solidarity with the Communist party, with all supporters of the socialist choice in Belarus!
We urge you to organize tough political pressure on the leaders of States that provoke chaos in the Republic of Belarus!
International solidarity is our strength!
Imperialism will not pass!
On behalf of the Communist party of the Russian Federation:
Chairman of the Central Committee Gennady Zyuganov
On behalf of the Communist party of Ukraine:
First Secretary of the Central Committee Pyotr Simonenko
On behalf of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova:
Chairman of the Party Vladimir Voronin
On behalf of the Communist party of the Republic of Abkhazia:
Chairman of the Central Committee Bakur Bebia
On behalf of the Communist party of Azerbaijan:
Chairman of the Central Committee Rauf Kurbanov
On behalf of the Communist party of Armenia:
Acting First Secretary of the Central Committee Yerjanik Ghazaryan
On behalf of the United Communist party of Georgia:
Chairman of the Party Temur Pipia
On behalf of the Communist party of Kazakhstan:
First Secretary of the Central Committee Toleubek Mahyjanov
On behalf of the Party of Communists of Kyrgyzstan:
Chairman of the Central Committee Iskhak Masaliyev
On behalf of the Pridnestrovian Communist party:
Acting party Chairman Nadezhda Bondarenko
On behalf of the Communist party of Tajikistan:
Chairman of the Central Committee Miroj Abdulloev
On behalf of the Communist party of the Republic of South Ossetia:
Honorary Chairman of the Party Stanislav Kochiev
On behalf of Parties operating under special conditions:
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Latvia
The representative of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Lithuania Juozas Jermalavicius
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Turkmenistan
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Uzbekistan
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Estonia
Moscow, August 18, 2020