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Russian “Communists” oppose NATO in Russia

In Europe on April 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Ulyanovsk, Russia — The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) is planning on staging a protest against a possible future NATO presence in Russia. The self-described “communists” and “Marxist-Leninists,” who are heavily indebted to national-bolshevism and nationalism, expect up to 2 million Russians may join their protests.

The centre of protests will be in Ulyanovsk, the birthplace of revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Regarding the NATO, KPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov said  “We won’t let them in. We have no right to let them come here – there is absolutely no need for them.”

The “communists” fear the NATO may pose a threat to the national security and may facilitate drug trafficking via Afghanistan.

Socialist critics of the KPRF argue the party is primarily motivated by nationalism and aiming at restoring Russia’s national pride as opposed to anticapitalist struggle. The KPRF is notorious for their violent attack on a gay pride march in 2006, and their affiliations with ultra-nationalist organisations including the National Bolsheviks. This has lead many, including Marxist-Leninists, to denounce the KPRF as reactionary or even fascist.

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