The UCP-CPSU Central Council hereby rejects the actions undertaken by the Georgian Border Guards who detained Temur Pipia, the Leader of the United Communist Party of Georgia on the night of March 28/29, 2020.

Temur Pipia was in Russia on a working visit as a delegate to the International Economic Forum in the City of Orel.

Gennady Zyuganov, the CPRF leader, sent through him 300 medals produced in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and intended for the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. These awards were confiscated by the Georgian Custom officers with reference to the so-called “Charter of Freedom”, dated 2011, which puts under a ban together Fascist symbols and ideology and the  Communist ones.

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We remember the tragic events that took place 11 years ago. On the night of August 7-8, having crudely violated international agreements on the peaceful settlement of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, the Mikheil Saakashvili government launched a full-scale military operation against South Ossetia. Without distinguishing between military facilities and residential districts, the Georgian forces...