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Communist Parties of Russia, China Publish new Book on Lenin to Mark Russian Revolution Centenary

  • A statue of the founder of the Soviet state Vladimir Lenin.

    A statue of the founder of the Soviet state Vladimir Lenin. | Photo: Reuters

Published 4 November 2017
Opinion

The Communist parties in the respective countries have in recent months led other joint projects.

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) have published a new book on the life of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, to commemorate 100 years since the Russian Revolution.

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"The Wind of October," which details the revolutionary’s life, including rare photographs, was revealed on Thursday at the 19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Gennady Zyuganov, the first secretary of the CPRF, said at the meeting that the book includes a historical narrative of the main events of the 1917 revolution.

Deputy head of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Guo Yezhou, said the book has already been translated into Chinese and will be published in the Asian nation.


Guo added that the Bolshevik Revolution, often referred to as the October Revolution or Red October, had “transformed dreams into reality and showed China the path of socialism.”

The Communist parties in the respective countries have in recent months led other joint projects, including promoting “red tourism.” The Chinese People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, along with the CPRF launched a new project this year that includes visits to sites, in the two countries, rooted in their respective histories of communism and socialism.

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With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, Russia has already seen an increase in Chinese red tourists, who have visited sites such as Ulan Ude, home of the biggest Lenin monument, and the site of the October Revolution in St. Petersburg, which was renamed Leningrad during the Soviet era.

The Russian Revolution took place in two parts, February 1917 and October 1917 (March and November in the Gregorian calendars, respectively).

The first toppled the 200-year-old Tsarist autocracy and the second brought the communist Bolsheviks to power, eventually giving rise to the Soviet Union.

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