On events between 16 – 18 March 2014
On March 18 this year, a truly historic event took place – the return of Crimea and Sevastopol city to Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, speaker of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov and the head of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly on this day signed an agreement on the inclusion of Crimea and Sevastopol into Russia as two new subjects of the Russian Federation.
The consequences of criminal acts of Khrushchev and Boris Yeltsin, have begun to be overcome, the first one who, forcibly, to serve his petty personal interests, handed over in 1954 Crimea from the RSFSR to Ukraine SSR, and the second, Yeltsin, single handily liquidated the Soviet state, and initiated the open revelry of counterrevolution.
The population of the Republic of Crimea in the national referendum on 16 March 2014 almost unanimously declared – they want to live as part of Russia. In favour voted 96.77 % of Crimeans who turned out to vote. Crimeans made a decisive choice between bourgeois Russia and fascist Bandera Ukraine, where as a result of an unconstitutional coup, a ultranationalist regime was installed – in essence, a fascist regime. Such unanimity of the peoples vote to join Russia we explain by the fact that with people in the Crimea remains a great sense of unity of the Soviet people and the great single country – the USSR which was broken up by Gorbachev and Yeltsin. We remember how generously the West sponsored Gorbachev’s “perestroika” (the so-called “debt of the USSR”) and supported Yeltsin in his criminal activities to the further collapse of a great power.
Objections by governments of the Western powers in relation to the referendum on Crimea are completely bogus and are based, of course, only on the desire to “push” their economic and geopolitical interests. After all, they know perfectly well that the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966 (in both Covenants – Article 1) provides: “All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development … “. The Declaration on Principles of International Law ( 24 October 1970) it says: “In virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right freely to determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development in accordance with the provisions of the Charter.” In the same declaration it states that the means of the right to self-determination may be “the creation of a sovereign and independent State, the free association with an independent State or association with it, or any other political status.” The opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo from 2010 clearly confirmed that the unilateral declaration of independence of part of the state did not violate international law.
How did the West react? To this day, the imperialists use UN agencies and other international law only as long as these structures satisfy their interests. Any other “human rights”, the imperialist robbers will brazenly ignore if they find it profitable for themselves.
There are guardians of pro-Western interests in Moscow as well – in fact, a fifth column, the funded by the West with various “grants”, etc. The indicative “peace march” held on March 15 in Moscow, whose members opposed the “violation of the sovereignty and state borders of Ukraine” accused the Russian government of “aggression”, “annexation” (they have forgotten about Russia’s contributions to Ukraine). This buffoonery can only be called political “colorblindness” (an understatement) when the Banderite fascists are styled “fighters for the people” when the anti-peoples clique, declared itself the power in Kiev, and came to this “power” in a coup styled by ” Ukrainian powers”. Speakers at the rally said that Ukraine supporters of “Euromaydan” “overthrew a regime of thieves” and they need to this support new regime.
Yanukovych was a puppet of the big bourgeoisie and represented its interests. But the coup that took place in Ukraine, was not a liberation movement of the working people. Some oligarchs have been replaced by others. As a result of the nationalist coup in Kiev, Ukrainian workers can expect a rapid decline in living standards and increased exploitation. That is, the new, Bandera “government” is more reactionary than the Yanukovych grouping. Who can support criminals who came to power in Ukraine as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union and since then have only been only changing seats?
Guardians of the interests of people from the Moscow Maidan have forgotten fierce struggle by Lenin and the Bolshevik Party for the right of nations to self-determination up to secession, a struggle which culminated in the international recognition of this right? So you, gentlemen are just disguised servants of your American and European masters!
Mass rallies across the country with 110,000 people on Red Square in Moscow clearly show that all the Soviet nations and Russian and Ukrainian peoples, and all others yearning for unity, yearn for the USSR destroyed by bourgeoisie and the CPSU (which took the path of betrayal and opportunism) for a fraternal socialist Union of peoples – a great, all-mighty power. Rebuilding the unity to revive our common great Motherland, to liberate workers from oppression can only be a result of the victory of a socialist revolution. And we will restore the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and we will restore the unity of the Soviet people!
Our cause is just!
Victory will be ours!
March 18, 2014 in Leningrad