Thousands of communists march in memory of revolution
Updated 09:49, 11-Nov-2018
By Dan Ashby
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Thousands of people marched through Moscow on Wednesday to mark 101 years since the October Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power in Russia. 
Imperial Russia used a different calendar to modern Russia, so the actual day of the October Revolution falls in November. 
The concept of the Soviet Union continues to command support from the Communist Party, which organized many people to attend the march. 
Holding portraits of former Soviet leaders Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin, they walked towards Teatralnaya square next to the Kremlin.
Thousands march to the Revolution Square in central Moscow to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Moscow, November 7, 2017. /VCG Photo

Thousands march to the Revolution Square in central Moscow to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Moscow, November 7, 2017. /VCG Photo

Russian Communist Party member, Galina Aksyonova said: "I am in a wonderful mood. This is a day of world importance, November 7; it turned the whole world upside down 101 years ago."
"This revolution gave land to the peasants, plants and also factories – to the workers. It gave us equality."
The October revolution brought an end to more than 300 years of Tsarist rule.
Marchers called for the return of socialist powers and revision of the achievements of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov attends a press conference on the preliminary results of Russia's presidential election in Moscow, March 19, 2018. /VCG Photo

Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov attends a press conference on the preliminary results of Russia's presidential election in Moscow, March 19, 2018. /VCG Photo

But the majority of Russians are unlikely to support such calls and have a complex relationship with their Soviet past. Many are still angry about the "Great Terror" carried out by Josef Stalin, in which more than one million Russians were killed. 
Communist Party supporters were adamant that the Soviet Union brought positive changes.
The Communist Party Leader, Gennady Zyuganov, said: "The October Revolution did everything to make a laborer feel dignified. When we stuck to the ideals of the revolution, fairness and also friendship of peoples – we were respected and valued in the world."
"Today, as you see, they have surrounded us with military bases, they are trying to impose sanctions on Russia. Neither Americans nor the NATO needs us to be free and successful. In Soviet times, we used to be the most powerful, the most heroic and the most victorious."