© RIA Novosti / Grigory Sisipsagent of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Grigory Sysoev
The history of the Komsomol became a momentous milestone in the history of Russia, one of the most important traditions which have become such large-scale construction projects of the Soviet Union, as BAM, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
Monday marks the 100th anniversary since the establishment of the Komsomol.
«The history of this movement – a momentous milestone in the annals of our country, since the birth of the young Communist League fell on the difficult years of war, devastation, hunger, child neglect, illiteracy, economic backwardness. In challenging conditions, millions of boys and girls, full of energy, thirst for new knowledge and discoveries, passed school of civil formation», — quotes the speaker of the press-service of the Federation Council.
As stressed by Matvienko, youth in Soviet times, actively participated in the development of virgin lands, the construction of cities and businesses, «consistently being at the forefront of all undertakings». «Komsomol construction is one of the most important traditions of the movement. The creation of such monumental objects as the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant, the Volzhsky automobile factory and the famous Baikal-Amur mainline – the unparalleled heroism of the Komsomol» she said.
According to the speaker of the Federation Council, the upper chamber pays special attention to improvement of legislation in the sphere of youth policy, the support of the Institute of youth parliamentarism and the development of Patriotic education. «It is important that young people feel a sense of ownership to the fate of their country. In this sense the succession of generations and experience, invaluable to the young Communist League of Russia, directed to the future», — said Matvienko.