Accessibility links

Breaking News

Russian Communists Mark Anniversary Of Revolution

1917 October Revolution Marked In Russia
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:01:39 0:00

WATCH: Communists marched in the Russian capital to mark the 95th anniversary of the October Revolution, while Moscow authorities celebrated the 71st anniversary of the historic 1941 Red Square military parade that was held to enhance troop morale during the fight against Nazi Germany in World War II. (Reuters)

Several thousand mainly elderly members of Russia's Communist Party have marched through Moscow to mark the 95th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

The group marched to Revolution Square and held a rally.

Members of the opposition Left Front movement led by activist Sergei Udaltsov joined the rally.

In St. Petersburg, where Bolshevik forces overthrew the provisional government that took power from the monarchy earlier in 1917 and started the revolution, a new monument to Vladimir Lenin was unveiled at a university.

Communist Party members held a "festive" meeting near the vessel "Aurora," credited with firing the first shots that started the Bolshevik Revolution.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.