|Twelve communist youth organizations|
gathered in Prague recently from across Europe
Twenty years have passed since the hammer and sickle, the red flag of the Great October Socialist Revolution and of socialism, was lowered from the Kremlin. Twenty years have passed since the counter-revolution and the overthrow of socialism in USSR and the other socialist countries of Europe.
This fact marked the beginning of a socially backward movement, not only for the peoples of the socialist countries, but also for peoples of entire world. The peoples of socialist countries saw a drop in their standard of living. They faced new phenomena such as unemployment, insecurity and immigration. The peoples of capitalist countries lost support for their struggle against capitalist barbarity. The subsequent years have proved not only that capitalism can not resolve any social problems, not only that capitalism can not satisfy the needs of the workers and the youth, but on the contrary, capitalism tries to get over its irremediable contradictions, by augmenting the exploitation of peoples, by condemning them to poverty, by unemployment and by wars.