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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

VOR Presents… Kids Still Join the Pioneers

On 15 May, in Red Square in Moscow, several thousand kids from all over Russia joined the ranks of the Pioneers. At a reception, the Young Pioneers received their red neckerchiefs from KPRF leaders, RF Gosduma deputies, and members of the Moscow City Duma.

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Lenin‘s legacy lives, more than ever”, according to KPRF General Secretary Gennady Zyuganov. He tied the red neckerchiefs of several Pioneers personally.

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Participants in Young Pioneers ceremony are seen at the grave of Iosif Stalin at the Kremlin wall.

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The new Pioneers swore an oath to love their country without measure, to observe the Pioneer’s Code faithfully, and to excel at school, in work, and at sport.

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KPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov standing behind one of the participants in the Young Pioneers’ admission ceremony in Red Square.

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At the end of the ceremony, the Pioneers laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and they visited the Lenin Mausoleum.

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KPRF General Secretary Gennady Zyuganov gives his personal greetings to the participants in the Red Square ceremony.

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On 19 May, the Young Pioneers will celebrate their 89th anniversary; the event on Red Square was in commemoration of that date.

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16 May 2011

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/50341023/50341034/index.html

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