01.11.2018, St. Petersburg.
Attempts to restore the soviet heritage meet resistance from liberally-minded officials, said Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Chairman of the Veterans Council of St. Petersburg Lecturer Group Anatoly Viktorovich Pakhilyuk on October 29 in an interview to a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency.
The Professor bitterly noted that Russian authorities have ignored major historical anniversaries associated with the formation of the USSR. “I can tell you, with great offense , that the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution was practically ignored. The 100th anniversary of the formation of The Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army was ignored as well.”
Pakhilyuk proudly recalled the great deeds of young Komsomol members. “The All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (Komsomol) was a youth organization. And youth is intense energy. It is our 1930-ies, Voroshilov’s sharpshooters, the call for pilots, the Navy. Furthermore, during the Great Patriotic War, it was simply invaluable that young people acted heroically, and most of them were Komsomol members.”
He also noted that today some indecisive attempts are made to revive the work with the youth, but they meet confrontation. “Today, some attempts are made to restore youth’s organizations at schools according to a Presidential decree. But nobody is doing anything. Shoigu is building a youth army. Everything that was lost is being restored, but very cautiously, and the liberal minority is finishing it all off.”
On October 29, 1918, the Russian Young Communist League (Komsomol) was established at the First Congress of Workers and Peasants Youth. Later the organization was renamed as The All-Union Leninist Young Communist League.
Komsomol members devotedly gave all their energy to building the new state, the USSR. For example, in 1920s and 1930s they played a great role in the restoration of the national economy and the development of general education; during the Great Patriotic War they defended their Motherland against the Nazi occupants; after the war, they contributed to restoring the country, which was devastated by the war, they cultivated previously virgin lands, and they participated in top-priority Komsomol-manned construction projects (the Baikal-Amur Railway, the Volga Automotive Factory, KAMAZ Heavy-Duty Truck Production Plant, Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Station etc.)
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency