The Pyongyang Declaration was a significant event in the world of international Marxism-Leninism when it was first introduced by North Korea in 1992.
In the last fifteen years the list of signatories to this rallying cry for socialism has risen to 270.
Now the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, one of Russia’s several major communist parties and seemingly the best international networker, has re-affirmed its support for the Declaration.
From Korea News
Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) — The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union made public a statement on April 17 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the publication of the Pyongyang Declaration.
The statement recalled that 70 communist and workers’ parties of the world made public the Pyongyang Declaration “Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism” on April 20, 1992, noting that its vitality and justice have been proved by the times.
The Workers’ Party of Korea, the great party of President Kim Il Sung, equipped with the Juche idea and Songun idea, has confidently advanced along the road of socialism under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, the statement said, adding that the WPK has taught precious experience in defending and advancing the cause of socialism.
All seemingly insignificant to most observers, but very important to serious communist “spotters” like me.
Some commentators have speculated that the Communist party of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and others will run a united left ticket in the 2008 Russian presidential elections.
This year is the 80th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution and communists from all over the planet will be converging on Russia to celebrate. The world might be very surprised at the communists showing in 2008, if things go to plan.
Nearly 20 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. many of the horrors of communism have been forgotten in the West and in the third world were never even noticed by many.
Communism is doing exceedingly well at the moment in Latin America, China, parts of Asia and Africa and several countries in Europe, particularly Italy.
A re-surgence of communism in Russia over the next two years might just might help lift a growing movement back to a leading position on the world stage.
Is the “End of History” nearly over?