`De-Stalinisation threat to Russia`s sovereignty`
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 23:01
Moscow: A 'de-Stalinisation' project prepared by the pro-Medvedev liberals in Russia could pose a threat to the sovereignty of the country, communist leader Gennady Zyuganov on Saturday warned.

"Like it or not, the status the Russian Federation today has, is just because of the Soviet heritage. Even the permanent seat in the UN Security Council is a gift of Joseph Stalin," Zyuganov said at the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party today.

Last February, the Presidential Council for Human Rights had proposed a 'de-Stalinisation programme' to do away with the legacy of the totalitarian regime by putting straight historical record, banning officials from publicly praising Stalin and burying Lenin's embalmed body kept in the Red Square mausoleum.

The new attack on the Soviet history also has an important international aspect, Zyuganov said.

"The anti-Soviet campaign directly contributes to question Russia's sovereignty. Discarding the great feats and victories of the USSR, would land Russia into an international and legal trap," Zyuganov warned.

He cautioned that the de-Stalinisation inside the country would lead to transition to an open suppression of the "left-patriotic opposition".

Zyuganov also announced the Communist Party of Russian Federation will create a 'Popular Militia' to counter Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 'All-Russia Popular Front' at the upcoming Duma (lower house of parliament) polls in December.


First Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 23:01

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