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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

29 November 2016. Echoes of the Past: Artek Pioneer Camp in the 1980s… “Our Earth is So Small. Why Do We Need Wars?”



Artek in the Crimea was the jewel in the crown of all Pioneer camps in the USSR. When the Ukraine took it over in 1991, they let it go to rack and ruin (they stole all the maintenance money and the Uniate Bandura Strummers just didn’t seem to know how to run it right). When the Crimea came home to the Motherland in 2014, one of the state’s first priorities was to put the neglect and decay at Artek right. They did so, and in short order, too! Artek is back up and running, as good as ever. It does speak volumes about the Galician Uniate nationalists and their rants, doesn’t it? Russia put it right; the “Ukraine” let it rot. That, to me, is the epitaph of the Galician Uniate project… may God cut it short to lessen the suffering of the peoples in the notional “Ukraine”. They didn’t deserve what they got after 1991…


Monday, 14 October 2013

14 October 2013. Red October Still Lives… Pioneer Ceremony on Red Square

00 Young Pioneers. Moscow RUSSIA. 14.10.13


A boy yawns as he and other children attend a ceremonial initiation into the Union of Pioneer Organisations-Federation of Children’s Organisations (SPO-FDO), the successor to the V I Lenin all-Union Pioneer Organisation, an organisation created in the USSR for children 10-14 years old. The event took place on Red Square in Moscow on 19 May 2013, when the Pioneers celebrated their anniversary. Some 3,000 pioneers took part in the ceremony. As you can see, being “Red” isn’t dead. The Western news media was nowhere in evidence…



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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


16 May 2011

Voice of Russia World Service


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