Sochi 2017We reproduce an article written by Nikolas Papadimitriou, President of WFDY, and published today on the Facebook page of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY):

The World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) for 70 years now has established itself in the consciousness of millions of people. In 1947 during a period of time where the people were still trying to stand through the debris that fascism and Nazism left in World War II, thousands of progressive youths from around the world, by feeling the necessity for international unity they implemented the WFYS.

For the history, the 1st WFYS was hosted by the Soviet Czechoslovakia in the beautiful city of Prague in 1947. Many were those who rushed to condemn the WFYS and its...

Liberated Berlin 1945. Photo: ArchiveOn December 19, the plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York adopted a traditional resolution titled Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. The document was co-authored by Russia and 55 other UN member states from across...

Russian Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow issued today a statement by Minister Sergey Lavrov on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara:

This is a terrible tragedy. We are grateful to the Russians who have brought flowers at this time of night. I have received many telephone calls and internet messages. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova has also received...

Communist Party of Russian FederationCommunist Party of Russian FederationThe Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) announced that they are planning to use Stalin’s images in the State Duma election campaign.Party Secretary for informative-analytical work and electoral technologies who also represents the Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) in the lower house Sergei Obukhov, informed Kommersant about the plan to use Soviet leader Josef...

WFDY delegates at the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow. Foto: JCVWFDY delegates at the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow. Foto: JCVIn 2017, Russia will host the next World Festival of Youth and Students. This decided the General Council of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) this sunday in Moscow. Russia’s youth authority, Rosmolodezh, supervising the Russian bid said the decision was about the hosting country, while the hosting city will be named at a meeting due later in spring. This First International...

Sergei Pospelov. Foto: vk.comSergei Pospelov. Foto: vk.comWe reproduce the statement of Sergei Pospeloy on behalf of the Russian Federal Youth Agency at the General Assemblea of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY):

Dear comrades, dear friends!

First of all let me congratulate you with a holiday - international day of youth!

Allow me to thank the organizers of this meeting for their warm welcome and hospitality. It is truly great to be...

Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi: Opening with the symbol of the World Youth Festival 1985Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi: Opening with the symbol of the World Youth Festival 1985A Russian delegation led by the head of Russia's Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Sergei Pospelov, departed on Monday for the capital of Cuba, Havana, to officially submit a Russian bid to host the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia in 2017, the agency said Monday. Pospelov said the bid was due to be officially presented at the General Assembly of the World Federation of...

Sergey Lavrov 2011 in Buenos Aires. Foto: Cancillería Argentina (CC BY-SA 2.0) Sergey Lavrov 2011 in Buenos Aires. Foto: Cancillería Argentina (CC BY-SA 2.0) Yesterday, monday, the Russian newspaper »Rossiyskaya Gazeta« and the Chinese »Renmin Ribao« published an article written by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War. We reproduce this article, translated by Russian foreign ministry:

The current year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This...

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