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    ...Moscow's Red Square is festively adorned.

    ...All the peoples of the Soviet multinational country are celebrating?

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    Background: ...Moscow's Red Square is festively adorned.

    ...All the peoples of the Soviet multinational country are celebrating the anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

    ...More than half a century ago the working people of Russia, led by the Communist party, with Vladimir Lenin at its head, carried out the socialist revolution.

    ...It is 10 o'clock in the morning...

    Defence Minister Andrei Grechko receives the report of the Parade commander-Colonial Yevgeni Ivanovsky.

    ...The Defence Minister starts his review of the troops and congratulates them on the holiday...

    ...In his speech, addressed to the troops, Andrei Grechko said in particular that the Soviet Union and the community of the socialist countries are actively pursing the policy for further strengthening of peace forces and social progress.

    International peaceful actions of the Soviet State meet the entire interests of all progressive mankind. A convincing evidence of that is the wide approval given by the world public to visits of the Communist party and the Soviet Government leaders to European, Asiatic, African and American continents.

    The military parade begins:
    The Red Square resounds with the precise steps of the students of the military academies and schools, of the representatives of the different arms of the armed forces.

    As far back as the eve of Soviet government Vladimir Lenin said that "Only is a revolution can defend itself is it worth something". The Soviet people. adhering to Lenin's behests, is strengthening the country's defence is equipping the army with the latest weapons.

    The military techniques parade starts off with the appearance of the armoured troop carriers of the Taman Guard Rifle Division.

    ...Columns of long-range artillery, anti-aircraft and ballistic missiles are passing by the festive stands...

    ...Next come the strategic rocket troops - the basis of the military might of the Soviet Union and the whole socialist community.

    The defence might of the Soviet Union is a guarantee of lasting and durable peace throughout the world.

    In his report to the party congress, the party leader Leonid Brezhnev stressed that the Soviet Union is opposing the aggressive policy of the imperialists with a policy of active support for peace and for strengthening world security".

    A festive demonstration of Moscovites follows the parade of military techniques.

    As usual the demonstration is headed by young people.

    ...The square is filled by Several thousands of young women and men, dressed tin bright costumes.

    ...They represent many millions of people engaged in physical culture and are members of the country's sports.


    ...Today Red Square is adorned with placards reflecting the labour achievements and targets of the Soviet people.

    ...The comprehensive social and economic program drawn up by the Soviet communists at the 24th Congress of the CPSU is successfully being put into practice.

    ...New shops and production lines are being commissioned Work has started now on industrial giants. The natural resources of Siberia and the Far North are being tapped more and more.

    ...The main task of the current five-year plan, the party congress stressed, is to ensure a substantial advancement in the material and cultural level of the peoples life.

    ...Wages are raising constantly. During even this year some categories of workers increased their wage. 14 million pensioners too have had their pensions raised considerably. large-scale house building continues. In the near future, more 11 million Soviet people will move to new places of residence.

    ...Today the workers of Moscow together with all country proudly announce that they successfully started the first year of the current five-year plan.

    ...Collectives of any thousands of industrial enterprises fulfilled their nine-month plans ahead of time and produced above-plan production. Farmers too scored big successes.

    ...The festive demonstration in Red Square lasted during several hours.

    Not only in Moscow's Read Square, but throughout a the land Soviet people are celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Great October Socialist revolution.

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