November 7 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
by Inessa Sinchougova
In the news segment on Russia’s state television, “Channel 1”, the Red Square parade in honor of the heroic events of November 7, 1941 was broadcast.
Shamefully, the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution was disregarded, thus demonstrating a vivid example, of what can only be assumed, as the policy of amputating history in preference of the electoral cycle. Russians will go to the polls in less than four months time to vote for their preferred parties and president.
A social media user writes, “Really, is our Russia really a colony country now that does not have rights to its great history! Let me congratulate you with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the first socialist state, comrades!”
Another responded, “I, too, was born and grew up in the USSR. Now I know life in other countries – I have not seen one better than my Motherland [then.] “
Meanwhile, Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China has been adorned with posters of the great Socialist leaders of the USSR. The Revolution plays an important role in China’s state ideology – and they’re not afraid to showcase it.
Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels.