Yuri Polyakov suggested to make the birthday of Komsomol gosprazdnik

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Former editor-in-chief of «Literary newspaper», the writer Yuri Polyakov suggested to make the birthday of Komsomol public holiday.

«I do think that the birthday of Komsomol should be officially a public holiday. The day of the Komsomol — the youth day. And on this day, the government should think about young people systematically, and not election,» said a writer at the press-conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Komsomol.

All-Union Leninist Communist Union of youth (VLKSM) — youth public-political organization, created in the first all-Russian Congress of unions of young workers and peasants 29 Oct — 4 Nov 1918. The Congress of the United socialist unions of young workers and peasants that emerged in 1917, into a single organization, which was called the Russian Communist Union of youth (RKSM). Adopted the basic principles of the program and Charter of the Komsomol. In the theses approved by the Congress, said: «the Union aims to spread the ideas of communism and the involvement of young workers and peasants in the active construction of Soviet Russia.»

In the entire history of the Komsomol, through its ranks went more than 200 million people.

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