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Russians in Mariupol restore USSR past, engaging schoolchildren

Russians in Mariupol restore USSR past, engaging schoolchildren Russians in Mariupol have revived the Soviet Union (Collage: RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russians in temporarily occupied Mariupol revived the so-called Komsomol (a political youth organization that existed in the Soviet Union), reports the city mayor's advisor Petro Andriushchenko on his Telegram channel.

"The ever-possible rock bottom is hit. In Mariupol, they have revived the Komsomol. It's real, without exaggeration. Censorship-free comments on this are over. Because it's really f*cked up" wrote Andriushchenko.

He added photos and videos from the temporarily occupied city. In the video, students are hosting a "literary evening in honor of November 7th." It's worth noting that in the Soviet Union, November 7th was celebrated as the Day of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

Russian media started reporting that the "Komsomol movement in Mariupol" cleaned up near Soviet monuments and raised a flag, supposedly not raised for 30 years.

Russians in Mariupol restore USSR past, engaging schoolchildren

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, the so-called Komsomol has been revived (photo:

However, Petro Andriushchenko denies this.

"The last Komsomol flag in Mariupol disappeared simultaneously with the renaming of Zhdanov to Mariupol. That was in 1989. So this nonsense has not been in the city for not 30 years but much more," he added.


The All-Union Leninist Communist Union of Youth (Komsomol), abbreviated as the Communist Youth Union, was a communist youth movement in the USSR.

In October 1918, a Congress of Youth Organizations was convened to unite and organize the youth movement, laying the foundation for the youth communist movement in Russia.

The congress united disparate youth unions into an all-Russian organization with a single center. The congress adopted the basic principles of the program and the statute of the Russian Communist Union of Youth.

The main task of the Komsomol was the struggle for the implementation of the policies of the Communist Party.