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Russia Reinstitutes May Day

Posted on the 30 April 2014 by Calvinthedog
Russia brings back May Day! Good job VV Putin!

Russia brings back May Day! Good job VV Putin!

From the link:

More than two million people will take part in May Day labor union demonstrations throughout Russia. A festive march will occur on Red Square in central Moscow for the first time since 1991.

Mikhail Shmakov, head of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions, told a news conference at ITAR-TASS, “Russia is reviving a tradition to celebrate May Day at the Kremlin walls. We’ll hold demonstrations in 1,100 cities and district centers. More than two million people will take part and I hope that they’ll hear our voices. Regional branches of trade unions will add their demands along with common slogans with their requirements. Despite the more than 100-year history of May Day, the fight for an eight-hour labor day remains topical”.

Here’s another revival of past Soviet practices by V V Putin. Can’t American leftists see that he’s a new NEPman, NOT a neoliberal swine like Willy Romney? There’s none so blind as those who WILL not to see.

Interesting idea. Putin not as radical neoliberal but instead as a latter day Lenin doing his own version of the NEP 90 years later. Has a nice ring to it.

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