KKE: Statement on the 77th anniversary of the Great Antifascist Victory of the Peoples

Taken from: In Defense of Communism

On 7/5/2022, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece  (KKE) issued a statement (here in Greek) on the 77th  anniversary of the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples, which notes, among other things, the following:

“The 9th of May inspires the peoples, it teaches them to have faith in their own power.

The USSR managed to achieve the feat of the anti-fascist victory thanks to the superiority of the socialist system, workers’ power, and the advantages of the socialization of the means of production and the central planning of the economy, which today are derided by the leaders of capitalist Russia (…) The workers’–people’s forces in Greece and all over the world will always commemorate the 20,000,000 Soviet soldiers and people that fell victims with admiration and respect.(…)

(…) The KKE is proud to be the lifeblood and leader of the heroic struggle of EAM, ELAS, EPON, and the other EAM organizations (…) Its thousands of members, with their heroic action and sacrifice on the side of the massively organized workers’–people’s forces, wrote some of the most important pages in their history and contributed to the victorious outcome of the war.(…)

(…) The history of the imperialist Second World War as well as the subsequent history prove that fascism is one of the forms of capitalist power; consequently, the anti-fascist struggle remains incomplete when it does not aim at the struggle for its overthrow.(…)

(…) The war was just only on the side of the USSR, which was fighting to defend the socialist power, and the partisan movements fighting against the fascist occupation, for the survival and prosperity of their people. It was unjust on the side of the fascist Axis and the US-UK Allies, who, despite their differences, were also competing for the safeguarding of their profits and their geopolitical interests.(…)

Faced with the grim reality of the Russian-NATO imperialist war in the Ukrainian territories and the imperialist conflicts that can spread or lead to a more generalized war and even to nuclear devastation; faced with the conditions of the upcoming new capitalist economic crisis, poverty, and unemployment, the only hope lies in the struggle of the peoples in the direction of the overthrow of capitalist barbarism, in the direction of the revolutionary seizure of socialist power”.


Source: In Defense of Communism