Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov
Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov (Russian: Генна́дий Андре́евич Зюга́нов; born 26 June 1944) is a Russian communist politician who has been the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation since 1993. He has been Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union (UCP-CPSU) since 2001, a deputy in the State Duma since 1993, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 1996. Zyuganov ran for President of Russia four times, most notably in 1996, when he lost in the second round to incumbent Boris Yeltsin.
Zyuganov on the religious faith of the communists
— Today the Communist Party of the Russian Federation is accused of an unclear ideology. Communists lay flowers on Lenin and at the same time honor church holidays.
— I think that our predecessors made one of the worst mistakes: quarreled with believers. By the way, Lenin a year after his victory in October demanded the utmost respect for faith. I insisted that the requirements for atheism be removed from the charter of our party. Faith is everyone's personal business. And I note: as a rule, believers do not run from party to party. I studied the Bible myself. I took the Sermon on the Mount of Christ and the Code of the Builder of Communism and realized that we copied it all from the Sermon on the Mount. In the Gospel, in the epistle of the Apostle Paul, our main slogan is formulated: if any would not work, neither should he eat. My predecessors changed there only one word "does not eat."
Interview with Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov
«В мире есть только три политических течения. Все остальное — от лукавого»
18 апреля 2012 года
Lenin about religion
Vladimir Lenin: “all worship of a divinity is a necrophilia … any religious idea, any idea of any god at all, any flirtation even with a god, is the most inexpressible foulness…”
… To talk about god-seeking, not in order to declare against all devils and gods, against every ideological necrophily (all worship of a divinity is necrophily — be it the cleanest, most ideal, not sought-out but built-up divinity, it’s all the same), but to prefer a blue devil to a yellow one is a hundred times worse than not saying anything about it at all.
… Just because any religious idea, any idea of any god at all, any flirtation even with a god, is the most inexpressible foulness, particularly tolerantly (and often even favourably) accepted by the democratic bourgeoisie — for that very reason it is the most dangerous foulness, the most shameful «infection».