Posted: 27.04.2023 13:16:00

On the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity

It is very important to preserve peace and convey to the peoples of our neighbouring countries that the memory of the World War II must not be forgotten — otherwise everything will repeat itself. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Igor Lutsky during the Anti-Fascist Forum ‘The Tasks of the International Communist Movement in the Struggle for the Solidarity of Progressive Forces Against the New Fascist Threat to Humanity’.

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, sent a greeting to the participants of the Anti-Fascist Forum ‘The Tasks of the International Communist Movement in the Struggle for the Solidarity of Progressive Forces Against the New Fascist Threat to Humanity’.
“You have set yourself a noble goal — to warn humanity about the danger of another world catastrophe, one of the manifestations of which is the revival of the most inhuman and cruel ideologies and practices. It would seem that the ideas of Nazism, forever left in the past, find new followers today in the most enlightened countries of the world. Therefore, the voice of supporters of communist ideas in the struggle for the right of every person to peace and creative work must sound persistently and uncompromisingly,” the greeting says.
The Head of State expressed confidence that the efforts of the forum participants would continue to be aimed at implementing the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity.

The anti-fascist forum, which brought together representatives of more than 50 countries at the Minsk site, was held at the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The programme of the grandiose event included the International Anti-Fascist Conference, as well as the laying of the Alley of Peace and Creation in the Belarusian capital.
From the Russian side, the leaders of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Central Council of the UPC-CPSU took part in the event. Leaders and representatives of the communist parties of Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Portugal, Germany and Hungary arrived in Minsk. Communists of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Transnistria, South Ossetia, Turkmenistan, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other communist parties from Europe, Asia and America participated in the Anti-Fascist Forum via videoconferencing.
Igor Lutsky
Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Igor Lutsky emphasised, “It is very symbolic and revealing that the Anti-Fascist Forum is being held in the capital of the Republic of Belarus, the city of Minsk. Approaching this sacred place — the State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History — you feel that your heart is quiet and calm. Because the banner of the victorious people proudly flies over this building. And we assure you that this will always be the case on Belarusian land… 
The President of the Republic of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has always said: peace is the most important thing. It is important for us to keep the peace. That is why people who think about peace and how to prevent war meet here, hold various events. This is what the Anti-Fascist Forum is dedicated to... 
I want to remind you that not only such forums were held on this land. In 1946, the Minsk Trial took place on the territory of Belarus — we judged those who set foot on our land with their forged boots. Those who brought grief and misfortune here, who set up Khatyn, Ola and Krasny Bereg. They must remember, they must understand that this will always be the case: if someone sets foot on our land, retribution is inevitable.”
The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus Aleksei Sokol stressed in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the forum: the goal of all patriots, the international community is to unite and repel fascism, and also to declare that the patriotic movement lives on, that we do not forget history, building our present and future. 
Noting that it is a great honour for Belarus to hold a large-scale international forum on the anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, Aleksei Sokol added, “No one needs to explain how relevant today the topic of the fight against the fascist plague is. Belarus has always been an island of peace, creation and good neighbourliness — and we continue this line. Representatives of the communist parties of the post-Soviet countries, the European Union have gathered today in the hero city of Minsk — and we all remember that Belarus was one of the first to take the blow of fascism — moreover, we came out of this battle with dignity.
 More than 260 concentration camps and death camps were created on Belarusian territory, every third inhabitant of the republic died as a result of that terrible war.”
Petro Symonenko
The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko is convinced that the coming of fascism to power in Ukraine once again confirms that these are the interests of transnational capital. 
“These are the interests of those who today do not consider us to be people. They only see us as slaves to satisfy their interests. For the first time since the World War II, the voice of the Communists must be heard by the entire world community. 
For the first time in these years, we are holding a forum to warn humanity about the new threat of fascism and talk about the consequences that we already have on the example of Ukraine. I really want all our comrades in the communist movement, all progressive humanity to understand the evil that we face today in a new dimension.
 We must learn lessons from our history, because thanks to and only under the leadership of the communists, wherever we are — on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, in partisan detachments, underground, in the dungeons of the Gestapo, leading the resistance movement in Europe — it was under the leadership of the communists that fascism was defeated. It was defeated because there was a system that the communists created — and it defeated fascism with its economic power,” Petro Symonenko noted.
Gennady Zyuganov and Aleksei Sokol 
Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, head of the CPRF faction in the State Duma Gennady Zyuganov recalled the achievements of the Soviet era, “We managed to build 9,000 factories in ten years, which determined the development of the planet in the future. And when the fascist Reich captured virtually the entire continental Europe and rushed to the east to destroy the Soviet country, the Soviet country inflicted a crushing defeat on fascism. In May 1945, the planet was cleansed of fascism and celebrated the Great Victory. It seemed to us that fascism was completely defeated then, but the Anglo-Saxons decided otherwise. They sent all the Hitlerite methods, everything connected with violence and fascism overseas and then subsequently unleashed a whole series of wars. The main war was waged against the Russian world and our country. Today this the war, in fact, grew into a hot one — informational, technological, including military.”
Gennady Zyuganov emphasised, “Today, native Ukraine fell into the clutches of the Nazis, fascists, Bandera supporters under the leadership of American provocateurs and CIA agents. This war has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. I hope that together today we will make a decision that will unite all patriots on our planet. Because fascism threatens each of us.

We have gathered for this forum in truly fraternal Belarus. Before the start of the event, the entire delegation passed through the museum — and I want to say that this is the unique museum on the planet. Our fraternal Belarus is the only republic in the world that paid for the victory over fascism with the life of every third citizen.”

‘Protect humanity from the fascist threat!’: address following the results of the Anti-Fascist Forum in Minsk

The document, in particular, says, “We, the participants of the International Anti-Fascist Forum from the countries of Asia, America and Europe, have gathered in Minsk to say our firm word ‘No!’ war and right-wingers, neo-fascism and oppression... The direct support of the United States and its NATO allies raised the ideology of Nazism to the rank of the state ideology in Ukraine... All those who preserved the ideals of fellowship of peoples and loyalty to the Great Victory over fascism were repressed... The key to success is the unity and cohesion of the peace-loving forces planets. The victorious resistance of world strength can only be universal. We are deeply convinced that our international solidarity will be able to protect humanity from the fascist threat and sliding into the abyss of world war. We firmly state this here in Belarus. On its sacred land, the inextricable link between the past, present and future is especially acutely realised. Let us unite in the fight against neo-Nazism, right-wingers and militarism! Long live the united front of progressive forces! Long live the solidarity of the working people and peoples in the struggle against fascism! Let’s not let them blow up the world! They shall not pass!”

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