>Red World: Ukraine: Communist Party openly ruling in coalitions since 1991, Yanukovich restores strategic partnership with Russia

>Pictured here: Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich, an “ex”-cadre of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and leader of the pro-Moscow Party of Regions.

Ukraine

Constituent republic of USSR:
December 30, 1922-August 24, 1991
Previous name:
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, December 25, 1917-August 24, 1991
Type of state: “Post”-communist “multiparty” state under covert control of restored/continuing CPSU
Neo-communist renewal: “Collapse of communism,” 1991
Neo-communist re-renewal: Orange Revolution, 2004-2005

Communist government:
1) Party of Regions (“ex”-CPSU leader) in coalition with Communist Party of Ukraine, Lytvyn Bloc, and defectors from Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc: 2010-present
2) Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in coalition with Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc and Lytvyn Bloc: 2008-2010
3) Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc in coalition with Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc: 2007-2008
4) Party of Regions (“ex”-CPSU leader) in coalition with Communist Party of Ukraine and Socialist Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU leader): 2006-2007
5) Communist Party of Ukraine in coalition with Socialist Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU leader), United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU founder), and For United Ukraine (coalition consisting of People’s Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU leader), People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine, Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine, Party of Regions (“ex”-CPSU leader), and Labor Ukraine): 2002-2006
6) Communist Party of Ukraine in coalition with Socialist Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU leader), Peasant’s Party of Ukraine (communist), People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (communist), and United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU founder): 1998-2002
7) Communist Party of Ukraine in coalition with Socialist Party of Ukraine (“ex”-CPSU leader) and Peasants’ Party of Ukraine (communist): 1994-1998
8) Communist Party of Ukraine (“Group of 239” majority): 1990-1994
9) Communist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian section of CPSU), sole legal party: 1917-1990

Communist Bloc memberships: Commonwealth of Independent States, Unified Economic Space of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan (possible), GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development, Eurasian Economic Community (observer), Community of Democratic Choice
Socialist International presence: Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (consultative), Socialist Party of Ukraine
Ethnic Russian composition: 17.3%

Presidents of “post”-communist Ukraine:
1) Viktor Yanukovich (“ex”-CPSU, Party of Regions; Kuchma ally, pro-Russian): February 25, 2010-present
2) Viktor Yushchenko (KGB Border Guard Unit, ex-Soviet apparatchik, Kuchma appointee; Our Ukraine Bloc, Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense Bloc): January 23, 2005-February 25, 2010
3) Leonid Kuchma (“ex”-CPSU, People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine): July 19, 1994-January 23, 2005
4) Leonid Kravchuk (“ex”-CPSU, Communist Party of Ukraine, United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine; Chair, Supreme Soviet, Ukraine SSR): December 5, 1991-July 19, 1994

Prime ministers of “post”-communist Ukraine:
1) Mykola Azarov (Russian-born ex-Soviet technocrat; Party of Regions, Yanukovich ally): March 11, 2010-present
2) Alexander Turchynov (All-Ukrainian Union-Fatherland, Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc): March 3-11, 2010 (acting)
3) Yulia Tymoshenko (Komsomol, “post”-communist oligarch): December 18, 2007-March 3, 2010
4) Viktor Yanukovich (“ex”-CPSU, Party of Regions, pro-Russian): August 4, 2006-December 18, 2007
5) Yuri Yekhanurov (People’s Union-Our Ukraine): September 8-22, 2005 (acting), September 22, 2005-August 4, 2006
6) Yulia Tymoshenko (Komsomol, “post”-communist oligarch): January 24-September 8, 2005
7) Mykola Azarov (Russian-born ex-Soviet technocrat; Yanukovich ally): January 5-24, 2005 (acting)
8) Viktor Yanukovich (“ex”-CPSU, Party of Regions; Kuchma ally, pro-Russian): December 28, 2004-January 5, 2005
9) Mykola Azarov (Russian-born ex-Soviet technocrat; Yanukovich ally): December 7-28, 2004 (acting)
10) Viktor Yanukovich (“ex”-CPSU, Party of Regions; Kuchma ally, pro-Russian): November 21, 2002-December 7, 2004
11) Anatoliy Kinakh (ex-Soviet apparatchik, Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine): May 29, 2001-November 21, 2002
12) Viktor Yushchenko (KGB Border Guard Unit, ex-Soviet apparatchik, Kuchma appointee; Our Ukraine Bloc): December 22, 1999-April 26, 2001, April 28-May 29, 2001
13) Valeriy Pustovoitenko (“ex”-CPSU, Kuchma’s clan): July 16, 1997-December 22, 1999
14) Vasyl Durdynets (“ex”-CPSU): June 19-July 16, 1997 (acting)
15) Pavlo Lazarenko (Kuchma’s clan): May 28, 1996-June 18, 1997
16) Yevhen Marchuk (Security Service of Ukraine officer): March 6, 1995-May 27, 1996
17) Vitaliy Masol (“ex”-CPSU): June 16, 1994-March 6, 1995
18) Yukhym Zvyahilsky (Kuchma’s clan, “post”-communist oligarch): September 22, 1993-June 15, 1994 (acting)
19) Leonid Kuchma (“ex”-CPSU, People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine): October 13, 1992-September 21, 1993
20) Valentyn Symonenko (“ex”-CPSU): October 2-13, 1992
21) Vitold Fokin (State Planning Committee, Ukraine SSR; Deputy Chair, Council of Ministers, Ukraine SSR): October 23-November 14, 1990 (acting), November 14, 1990-October 1, 1992
22) Vitaliy Masol (“ex”-CPSU): June 28-October 23, 1990

Parliament of “post”-communist Ukraine: Unicameral national legislature consisting of 450-member Supreme Council
Soviet-era parliament: Supreme Soviet (Council), provisional parliament until 1994

Communist parties associated with restored/continuing CPSU in “post”-communist Ukraine:
1) Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU): Founded in 1918, the KPU operates under the leadership of Petro Symonenko and associates with the UCP-CPSU. The Presidium of the “new” Ukraine’s Supreme Soviet “banned” the KPU on August 26 and 31, 1991, and allowed the party to publicly reorganize in October 1993. The old KPU boasted 3.5 million members, while the new KPU boasts only 150,000.
2) Communist Party of Workers and Peasants (KPRS): Founded in 2001 as a split from the Communist Party of Ukraine, the KPRS operates under the leadership of Volodymir Moiseenko and associates with the CPSU (Shenin, 2001).
3) Union of Communists of Ukraine (SKU): Founded in 1992, the SKU operates under the leadership of Tamyla Yabrova, and associates with the CPSU (Shenin, 2001) and the International Communist Seminar.

Other communist parties of “post”-communist Ukraine:

1) All-Ukrainian Worker’s Union (VSR): The VSR is a radical leftist party that was founded in 1994 as a split from the Communist Party of Ukraine and operates under the leadership of Alexander Shapovalov.
2) All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks-Ukraine (VKPB): The VKPB was founded 1991 as the Ukrainian section of the Russian VKPB. It operates under the leadership of Sergei Mayevski and associates with the International Communist Seminar.
3) Communist Party of Ukraine (Renovated) (KPU(O)): The KPU(O) was founded in 2000 as a split from the KPU and operates under the leadership of Mykhaylo Savenko. The original KPU claims that the “establishment” created the KPU(O) in order to steal votes.
4) Communist Party (Workers) (KP(T)): The KP(T) was founded in 1998 and operates under the leadership of Grygoriy Kushch.
5) Communist Struggle: This party was founded in 2001 as a split from the Communist Party of Ukraine’s Komsomol.
6) Communists of Ukraine Movement: This party was founded in 1992 and associates with the Russian Communist Workers’ Party-Revolutionary Party of Communists. It operates under the leadership of Tamara Bolieva.
7) Coordination Council of the Workers Movement (KSRD): The KSRD is a radical left nationalist party that was founded in 1999 and operates under the leadership of Yuri Dokukin.
8) Internationalist Workers’ Party (IRP): This Trotskyist party was founded in 1994 and associates with the International Workers’ League (Fourth International).
9) Leninist Communist Party of Ukraine (LKPU): The LKPU was founded 1998 as a split from the Communist Party of Ukraine.
10) Party of Communists (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine (PK(B)U): The PK(B)U was founded in 1994 and operates under the leadership of Ivan Dyachenko.
11) Peasants’ Party of the Ukraine (SelPU): SelPU is a left socialist party that was founded in 1992 and operates under the leadership of Sergei Dovgan.
12) Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Front of Ukraine (RAF Ukrainy): RAF Ukrainy is a radical leftist party that was founded in 2002 and operates under the leadership of Peter Krasnopyorov and Oleg Aristov.
13) Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (SDPU): The SDPU was founded in 1990 and operates under the leadership of Iuriy Buzdugan. The SDPU is a consultative member of the Socialist International.
14) Socialist Choice: This party is left socialist.
15) Socialist Renewal: This party is radical left.
16) Union of Marxists: This radical leftist party was founded in 1999.
17) Workers’ Resistance: This Trotskyist party was founded in 1994, and associates with the Committee for a Workers’ International.
18) Union “Struggle”: This Trotskyist party operates under the leadership of Vitaly Kulik, and associates with the International Liaison Committee for a Workers’ International.

Crypto-communist parties of “post”-communist Ukraine:

1) For United Ukraine (ZJU): Formed in 2002, the ZJU was a leftist coalition that consisted of the People’s (Agrarian) Party of Ukraine, People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine, Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine, Party of Regions, and Labor Ukraine.
2) Party of Regions (PR): Founded in 2001, the Party of Regions operates under the leadership of Viktor Yanukovych (“ex”-CPSU). Originally supporting Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (“ex”-CPSU), the party ideologically defends and upholds the rights of ethnic Russians and speakers of the Russian language in Ukraine.
3) People’s Democratic Party of Ukraine (NDPU): Founded in 1996, the NDPU is an “ex”-communist/liberal party that operates under the leadership of Valeriy Pustovoytenko.
4) People’s Party of Ukraine: Previously known as the Agrarian Party of Ukraine, this party operates under the leadership of Volodymyr Lytvyn (“ex”-CPSU).
5) People’s Movement of Ukraine (“Rukh”): The “nationalist” Rukh party was founded in 1989 by Ivan Drach (“ex”-CPSU) and Vyacheslav Chornovil (“ex”-Komsomol). In the 2006 parliamentary election, Rukh was part of President Viktor Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine Bloc. The People’s Union Our Ukraine party claims to be a continuation of the bloc. Rukh should not be confused with the Ukrainian People’s Movement.
6) Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (PSPU): Founded in 1996 as a split from the “ex”-communist Socialist Party of Ukraine, the PSPU is a left socialist /populist party that operates under the leadership of Nataliya Vitrenko. In 2001 Vitrenko sent a letter of congratulations to the Communist Party of China on the occasion of the latter’s 80th anniversary.
7) Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU): Founded in 1991, the SPU is a left social democratic party that operates under the leadership of Oleksandr Moroz (“ex”-CPSU) and associates with the Socialist International.
8) United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (SDPU(O)): The SDPU(O) was founded by Ukrainian Presiden tLeonid Kravchuk (“ex”-CPSU).

Russian military presence:
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is still based in Sevastopol, Ukraine and will remain there until 2017, according to the 1997 treaty signed by the two countries. In spite of the formal agreement, the presence of the Russian Navy in the Crimea is a source of friction. Although Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea coast of Russia, is the fleet’s second most important base, Russia recently entered into an agreement with Syria to build a naval base in Tartus. In June 2006 state-run Novosti reported that dredging of the Tartus harbor had begun. In return, Russia has promised to modernize Syria’s antiaircraft system, which utilizes medium-range S-125 missiles that were deployed in the 1980s.

Following the communist-scripted Orange Revolution, there was some debate in Ukraine and the West as to the former Soviet republic’s possible admission to NATO. Not surprisingly, Moscow was vehemently opposed to the idea. “This move will affect our relations whether we want it or not,” Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov warned on December 7, 2006. “We are concerned that these countries became a ‘gray zone’ after joining NATO, as they are no longer subjected to the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty,” Chief of the Russian General Staff Yuri Balueyvsky agreed.

On that day Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich (“ex”-CPSU), concluding a meeting with Ivanov, affirmed that Ukraine would restore its Soviet-era strategic partnership with Russia to the “full extent.” “As you may know, as soon as the Ukrainian Cabinet was formed last August, it declared the restoration of strategic partnership with Russia as one of its top priorities,” Yanukovich stated. “We had stated the same during the election campaign. We believe that this will be only natural in relations with Russia and Ukraine.”

3 responses to “>Red World: Ukraine: Communist Party openly ruling in coalitions since 1991, Yanukovich restores strategic partnership with Russia

  1. mah29001 December 12, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    >No surprise there either. I heard that George Soros was supporting the “pro-Western” side of Ukraine, despite that Ukraine has signed military pacts with “former” Communist Russia and even has open warm relations with China.Ukraine is also a member of the “Non-Aligned” Movement, a semi-clandestine movement to infiltrate and influence non-Communist nations I suspect to which the “Non-Aligned” Movement is rabidly anti-Israel along with supporting Iran on its nuke program despite that the pro-Putin David Duke was at the holocaust denial conference.You might want to do a piece on that anti-Semitic conference that took place in Iran. Some pretty subversive fellows were involved besides David Duke being one of them. Duke has also traveled to “former” Communist Ukraine as well along to other Eastern European blocs and even in Russia itself.Duke has also traveled to Syria, a Russian-Chinese client state and given full support for the Syrian dictatorship. Just like George Galloway and Rick Warren did. I or you were in charge of the U.S., these people should say hello to a firing squad.

  2. mah29001 December 12, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    >You might want to search for some photos of Duke with the Iranian President. I also for one believe that Duke and the Faux Rightist movement such as the Christian Patriots are quite allied with each other.The Christian Patriot movement in particular has endorsed 9/11 conspiracy theories quite similar to their fellow counterparts in the Black Power Movement with the New Black Panthers Party. Duke has also engaged in 9/11 conspiracy theories into blaming Israel for the attacks and what’s more, Duke is quite friendly toward “former” Communists of Eastern Europe along with being involved in the Iranian anti-Semitic conference.

  3. mah29001 December 12, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    >I should also tell you about the Faux Rightist group known as the American Free Press:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Free_PressThis endorses much of David Duke’s theories of the Israeli Lobby and what’s more revealing is that there is a fellow by the name of Eustace Mullins who endorses rabidly anti-American/anti-Capitalist theories blaming Capitalism for the rise of the two German Empires in both world wars at the same time he praises Nazism for destroying the Jews.

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