The following was sent to Maoist_Revolution, and is from
the Russian Maoist Party. This is the first time I have heard of this party.
So for your consideration:
1. The current events in Ukraine are caused by the emerging and the
consolidation of Ukrainian national state. It is a progressive process
in itself, but it has been implemented in highly undesirable way being
accompanied by an outburst of reactionary ideologies (chauvinism of all
hues, social racism etc.), a war, fascistization of Kiev regime and
intensifying of international tensions.
2. Two major nations have more or less taken shape in Ukraine. One,
Ukrainian, speaks Ukrainian and votes for the Ukrainian national parties
(the parties of the coalitions United Opposition Fatherland
(Batkivshchyna) and then “European Ukraine”, as well as ultra-right
Freedom (Svoboda) and Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor), etc.).
Anti-communism, especially in the form of anti-Stalinism and
“Banderaphilia,” Russophobia and Eurocentrism became as its cardinal
ideas. Another nation speaks Russian and votes for the Russian national
parties (the Party of Regions and its successors, as well as the CPU),
for secession or doesn’t vote at all. Its cardinal ideas are Russophilia
and Soviet nostalgia with ambiguous nature. This nation prevails in
Crimea and eight South-Eastern regions, which became known as the
“Novorossiya” (lit. New Russia). Both nations are affected by
nationalism and by the restoration of religiosity to some extent.
3. There is no need to prove that one or another national minority in
bourgeois state is subjected to national oppression. All past history
eloquently testifies that it is a true and exceptions are the
peculiarities which require justification. The minority itself has to
judge practically on this issue.
4. The Russian national minorities of Ukraine put forward the
requirements of the linguistic equality; federalization and even
secession. Democratic way of addressing these issues was unbendingly
rejected by the new regime in Kiev. Thereafter the area of Novorossiya
(above all – Donetsk and Lugansk regions which have self-determinated)
should be considered to be annexed lands (in terms of the Decree On
Peace, i.e. forcibly retained) by Ukraine.
5. Numerous testimonies of people with different beliefs do not allow to
doubt the sincerity and the voluntariness of the self-determination of
the majority of Crimean population in favor of joining Russia and to
depict it as alleged “annexation” or “occupation,” even if it was
implemented only due to the Russian military intervention. As for
Russians, they have a double feeling of the return of Crimea: on the one
hand, it is a sense of great-power supremacy pushing for the expansion
and hegemonic claims; on the other hand, it is the sentiments of
reunification of Russian people as the long-awaited triumph of justice.
6. There is no doubt that Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian minorities would
suffer some infringements in the seceded Russian regions (even though
justly declared official bilingualism or trilingualism). However Kiev
propaganda, of course, depicts these infringements in an exaggerated
manner for its expansionist ends. This problem should be considered
carefully, comprehensively and without confidence in the biased sources
of both sorts.
7. We stand in solidarity with the Marxist-Leninist organization
Struggle (Borotba), as well as all activists persecuted for communist
activity. By and large, Ukrainian left agenda is now publicly
articulated by anti-authoritarianist and pro-Kiev regime Autonomous
Workers’ Union (AST), Social Movement Party (Socialny ruh) rejecting the
dictatorship of the proletariat and the right of nations to
self-determination, reformist and nationalistically inclined Left
Opposition (based on the CPU and the PSPU) and the above mentioned
Borotba. Leading light for communists in other countries is apparent.
8. The main objectives, which should be pursued in the current Ukrainian
8.1. International recognition of self-determination of Crimean peoples,
peoples of DPR and LPR (as well as other partially recognized states –
Republic of Abkhazia, Republic of South Ossetia, Pridnestrovian
Moldavian Republic, Republic of Kosovo), and cessation of military
aggression of Kiev regime;
8.2. Democratic solution of the national question also in the rest of
the Novorossiya region (through full legalization of autonomist or
secessionist parties, peaceful negotiations and referendums under the
supervision of all states concerned);
8.3. Termination of Ukrainian policy of legalizing of fascism and
criminalization of communism in Ukraine.
9. In connection with the current Ukrainian conflict the following
statements become especially true:
9.1. The universal and consistent respect for the right of nations to
9.2. Protection of the importance and integrity of the historic heritage
of the anti-Hitler coalition against fascism,
9.3. International solidarity of the proletarians and the poor.
October 22, 2015