Statement of the International Department of the Party of Communists USA
The PCUSA denounces the arrest and sentencing of cadres of the Communist Workers’ Party of Russia (RCWP) by the Russian authorities, which was carried out during the demonstration on the 9th of May, day of the Anti-fascist Victory. Specifically, as the RCWP and its youth – The Revolutionary Communist Youth League (the Bolsheviks) to denounce Alexander Batov, member of the Secretariat of the CC of the RCWP was arrested in Moscow and P. Tipakov, Secretary of the RCWP”s local committee was arrested in Niszhny Novgorod. As the RCWP reports that the Russian authorities have carried out these actions because the RCWP cadres were handing out leaflets and explaining to the workers the real meaning of the Anti-fascist Victory of the Soviet People, against the hijacking of this heroic epic by the current bourgeois authorities of Russia. The two comrades of the RCWP were sentenced to prison, A. Batov for 7 days and P. Tipakov for 10 days, on charges of “resisting the police” during their arrest. The PCUSA denounces these anti-democratic acts and demands the immediate release of the cadres of the RCWP.