‘Solid foundation for future’ – Belarus Education Minister about Komsomol


A ceremony of defacing a stamp ‘100 years of Komsomol’ was held in the National Art Museum in Minsk on October, 25.

Thee All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, usually known as Komsomol, was a political youth organization in the USSR. The Komsomol in its earliest form was established in 1918.

Education Minister Ihar Karpenka took part in the event, belta.by reports.

Іhar Karpenka (wearing glasses)

“Komsomol is the solid foundation on which the current generation of young people can safely and confidently build the future of our country”, the minister said.

It is not the first time that Ihar Karpenka, a former leader of the Communist Party of Belarus, has displayed devotion to Marxist-Leninist ideas. Prior to the appointment, the minister was the chief ideologist of Minsk City Executive Committee.

It is commonly known that the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM) plays the first fiddle in ideological education of the Belarusian youngsters. However, the head of state has lately blasted pro-government youth organizations for holding dog-and-pony shows.

According to Belarusian political analyst Ales Lahvinets, the BRSM in Lukashenka’s Belarus is like Komsomol in the USSR – it serves political purposes, i.e ideological brainwashing, diverting youth’s attention from political issues.


Photos by Belarusian Republican Youth Union

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