Donetsk marks 102nd anniversary of Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic’s founding

On February 12, a rally was held in Donetsk at the monument to Artyom, dedicated to the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic. DPR People’s Council Chairman Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council MP, head of the Donetsk Republic faction Valery Skorokhodov, representatives of ministries and departments of the Republic attended the ceremony.

Vladimir Bidyovka congratulated the rally attendees on a memorable historical date.

“One hundred and two years ago, our ancestors made their choice – a choice in favour of self-determination and independence. But the most important thing is that even back then, more than a century ago, they realized that they had different paths to walk with the nationalist Kiev, that our true Homeland was Russia.

Yes, the history of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic was not so long-lasting, but it was striking. This republic was not just an industrial region, but also a region of reforms that were carried out in a short time, mainly for people.

Years passed, almost a century passed, and we fulfilled the dream of our ancestors – created the Donetsk People’s Republic, in which we also know that our true Homeland is Russia.

Friends, I ask each of you not to forget our history, to pass it from generation to generation, because it has answers to questions not only about our past, but also about the future,”  the Speaker of Parliament said.

At the end of the event, the attendees laid flowers at the monument to Artyom – the revolutionary, founder of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic.

We shall recall that on February 6, 2015, deputies of the People’s Council unanimously adopted the Memorandum of the Donetsk People’s Republic on the foundations of state building, political and historical continuity, according to which the Donetsk People’s Republic is the legal successor state of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic formed in 1918.

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