People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
July 11, 2004
Greetings To CRPF Congress
On July 1, 2004, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) sent the following message of greetings to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Russian Federation (CRPF) on the occasion of the latter’s 10 th national party congress.
ON behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), we convey our warm fraternal greetings to all the delegates attending the 10th congress of the CPRF.
party congress is of special interest as you are meeting at a time when the Left
and progressive forces in Russia and internationally are faced with many
challenges. Since the dismantling of the Soviet Union, the United States of
America has embarked on a quest of hegemony and total domination. The aggressive
measures taken by the Bush administration after the September 11 attacks have
resulted in blatant onslaughts on the sovereignty of independent countries. It
has promoted authoritarian and rightwing attacks on progressive movements and
the rights of citizens. Neither the United Nations charter nor international
laws have any sanctity for it. The aggression and occupation of Iraq is the
worst example of imperialist behaviour. Within a year, the people of Iraq have
shown that such criminal acts cannot be countenanced and built up a heroic
resistance. It confirms the historical truth that imperialism cannot suppress
and subjugate a people forever.
has an important role to play in the coming days in checking this rampaging
power. Under the present dispensation of power, such a role is not forthcoming.
The anti-imperialist and patriotic forces in Russia have to play this role. The
CPRF has the major responsibility in strengthening these forces and we look
forward to your congress mapping out a strategy to undertake this task.
rightwing offensive under the auspices of an imperialist driven globalisation
has adversely affected all countries and the working people. Russia has borne
the brunt of a predatory capitalist restoration. All the hard-won gains of the
working class have been snatched away. The world has witnessed the sufferings of
the Russian people under an inhuman capitalist order and imperialist loot. It is
the CPRF which has stood firmly against this vicious exploitation and in defence
of the interests of working people.
are on to marginalise and isolate the communist and Left forces by powerful
vested interests. We are confident that your congress will be able to work out
the correct strategy and tactics to meet the situation and rally all the
progressive and democratic forces to carry on the struggle for the establishment
of just and renovated socialist society. Such a struggle will be long and
arduous but in this endeavour you will have the solidarity and support of all
the communist and Left forces in the world including the CPI(M). Our two parties
have the common bonds of adherence to the outlook of scientific socialism.
wish your important congress all success and once again convey our best wishes
to you all.