January 19, 2022

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Days of Cuba and Fidel Castro in Russia (+ photo)

This past November 25 marked the fifth anniversary of the physical disappearance of the hero of many battles against American aggression, the man who had survived more than 600 attacks, the one who led Cuba to build a more just rural enterprise, despite his proximity. of his main enemy.

In Russia, 9,950 kilometers, history did not go unnoticed by friends from the Caribbean island, as well as admirers of its commander in chief, so much so that they called it Planeta Fidel, the November 24 program on the YouTube channel Europa for Cuba. ..

Academics, artists, thinkers, writers and politicians from Russia, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Guatemala and Cuba paraded in the nearly five-hour marathon arena, paying their respects to the Caribbean leader.

Every testimonial, every anecdote, was accompanied by the solidarity of the Russian people towards the path of independent development championed by Cuba, the same path initiated by Fidel Castro, they recall, and which continued for decades.

Lena Lushkina, head of the Russian Committee for the abolition of the embargo against Cuba, considered that the character and correctness of Fidel’s ideas – as most Cubans affectionately call him – go beyond the borders of the Caribbean island.

In this sense, the Russian academic Alexander Garamenko highlighted his mark on the concept and unification of integrative organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, without the participation of the United States.

He gave, for example, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of South America (ALBA), the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

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Yaramenko said that despite attacks by right-wing forces and pressure from Washington, his ideas are still alive in social processes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and, more recently, in Peru.

For a professor at Moscow State University, Nikolai Prilybsky, Fidel and Cuba in the middle of the twentieth century were fresh and free air for all, like Lenin and the October Revolution at the beginning of the twentieth century.

On that day, on the eve of the anniversary, at the start of official talks in Moscow with Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, and also Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, he noted the historical significance of Fidel Castro.

The Russian foreign minister noted that the Cuban leader’s legacy is important for the relations between the two countries, but also for his approach and principles for creating a new, more just order, not only for Latin America and the Caribbean, but also for the world in general.

Despite the cold and snow, on the morning of November 25, Russians and Cubans gathered together to remember Fidel with flowers, at the place that bears his name in this capital.

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