Under the guidance of the communist party headed by Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin, a socialist revolution triumphed in Russia sixty-five years ago.
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Background: Under the guidance of the communist party headed by Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin, a socialist revolution triumphed in Russia sixty-five years ago. This happened on November 7th (or October 25th, old style, hence the name of "October") which was the birthday of the world'S first socialist state, and have ever since been observed as the most important national day.
This year, the event has acquired special significance as it is the forerunner of another historical landmark - sixty years sine the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which event will be widely celebrated on December 30th. The formation of the USSR on the federative basis was a logical promotion of the October Revolutionary cause. For the first time ever in social history, national strife has been eradicated in the Soviet Union, with its excessive one hundred small and big national bodies living in harmony in this country and forming the meaning of a social term, the Soviet people. Formerly backward and neglected outskirts of pre-revolutionary Russia, the remotely situated areas received a powerful upswing from their more advanced fellow republics to become constitute members with a union and autonomous status...
The October Revolution Day is widely observed in all the fifteen constituent republics that form the Soviet Union. But the traditionally most lavish celebration is held in Red Square in Moscow, and is attended by the leadership of the CPSU and the Soviet government.
The Kremlin chimes strike ten to signal the ceremonial appearance of Dmitri Ustinov, marshal of the USSR, Minister of Defence, driving out of the Spasski Tower in his automobile to review the troops standing to attention in Red Square. It is worth mentioning though that troops parade only on the October Revolution Day. According to tradition, the Defence Minister ascended the Lenin Mausoleum to deliver a speech emphasizing the combat readiness of the Soviet Armed Forces and their firm stand as a peace guardian to ensure security and an ability to curb the aggressive forces.
Speaking at a recent meeting of the Soviet Armed Forces top brass, President Brezhnev said, "Our line is detente and strengthening international security. We shall not cease pursuing this policy, and continue to gain momentum so as not to lose the initiative in international issues. The international lay-out makes us double our efforts towards the preservation of peace and the reduction of the threat of a nuclear war. To pursue this struggle, we should expand our teamwork with all those who hold peace dear to heart. We should not cease strengthening our defensive potential and be utmostly vigilant".
Muscovites and foreign guests attending the festivity watched the military parade with intense interest. Following the military gala, there were demonstrating residents of Moscow representing factories, colleges, and other institutions situated in the capital. They carried posters and placards illustrative of their achievements in labour. According to tradition, people sum up their socio-economic performance results and review what socialism has granted to the people.
For more than half a century Soviet people have been free of unemployment. Incidentally, the first five-year period over in 1929, there were a little less that two million redundant workers in this country, while a year later, the unemployment was completely done away with.
The Soviet Union accommodates six percent of the world population and builds one-fifth of the world housing. In fact, over the past twenty years, there have been 40 million new flats constructed, which is superior to any country in the world.
The Soviet Union has now produced excessive one million doctors, which is one -third of the world total. Incidentally, there were 18 doctors per 100 residents before the revolution, while today it is 383 per the same body of people.
In pre-revolutionary Russia, there was only one literate person out of every three. While today, colleges and professional training centres alone have the enrolment of ten million students. While secondary school education is compulsory in this country.
Socialism provides foremostly for the human right to life beside elaborating other rights and democratic provisions. Hence, it makes it most significant that the first legislative act passed by the October Revolutionary government was the Lenin Decree on Peace.
The festive demonstrators in Red Square renewed their full support on November 7, 1982 for the peaceful foreign policy pursued by the CPSU and the Soviet government.
Festive demonstrations were also organised in all the cities, towns and villages throughout the nation.