Release from the PCP Press Office

On the death of Gorbachev

Gorbachev was one of the main responsible for the destruction of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism in Russia, when what was needed was the amelioration of socialism. His intervention helped to pave the way for imperialism's counter-offensive to recover the positions lost throughout the 20th. century and impose its hegemony on a world scale, with the serious consequences that this entailed for workers' rights, the sovereignty of peoples, security in Europe and peace in the world, as evidenced by the wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, among others. The acknowledgment and high praise paid to him by US, EU and NATO officials speaks for itself.