Watch this man! He may have his finger on the Russian nuclear button one day.
On the 90th anniversary of the “,” Oleg Shenin–Stalinist, leader of the restored/continuing Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and August 1991 coup mastermind–delivered the following thesis to the 16th conference of the International Communist Seminar (ICS). This was hosted by the Workers’ Party of Belgium in Brussels between May 4 and 6, 2007.
Shenin describes his 2008 presidential bid as the last “peaceful” opportunity to restore socialism in Russia. Significantly does not rule out “non-peaceful” means in the restoration of Soviet power:
At the end of the XX century Russia became part of the world imperialist system in the most humiliating role – as a semi-colonial supplier of raw materials, that could be be split and could lose its statehood in future.
The only possible way out of this is the renaissance of the collectivist, socialist way of life, the power of the Soviets, the voluntary reunification of the people into the united USSR.
The main condition of the salvation of our Motherland is the forming of a strong mass force, a mass national liberation movement headed by the united Communist party of the Soviet Union.
The party recognises that these goals can only be achieved as a result of a new stage of the socialist revolution, whose inevitability, either in peaceful form or by non-peaceful means, is predestined by the whole development of the modern society, despite all the ups and downs.
Of course, it is desirable and very possible that the workers would come to power in a peaceful way. On the 1st of May last year in my radio interview I (Oleg Shenin) publicly declared my decision to run for Russian presidency in the elections of 2008.
I think this is the last and only possibility to mobilise workers for what really would be a peaceful revolution, in order to bring their representative to power. We are calling this an informational-electoral-forceful version of actions. Forceful in the sense that we’ll need to organise mass protest actions at a necessary time and at the right moment.
The work of CPSU and its growing number of allies is aimed at this goal. We would be grateful for support and help in any form.
The era, that has begun with the October revolution, objectively became an era of transition from capitalism towards socialism world wide – and, despite all the ups and downs of the process, it is impossible to change this nature. This is the main conclusion of this document that is being confirmed on a daily basis by the development of events in the world.