The rally marking the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic was held today in the capital of the Donetsk People's Republic.
The event took place in the center of Donetsk near the monument to Artyom (Fyodor Sergeyev) – a revolutionary, a Soviet statesman and founder of the DKR.
About 1,000 people gathered at the rally. The DPR Head, Alexander Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the People's Council, Denis Pushilin, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Alexander Timofeyev, activists of the Donetsk Republic public movement, servicemen, cadets and other residents were present.
We add that today, on the occasion of the anniversary, an extensive programme is envisaged: rallies, round tables, opening of expositions, stamp cancellation, concert and other events are to take place in Donetsk.
The Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic was proclaimed on January 30 (February 12) 1918 at the IV regional congress of the Council of Workers' Deputies of the Donetsk and Krivoy Rog basins in Kharkov. Fyodor Sergeyev (better known as "Comrade Artem") was a close friend of Sergey Kirov and Joseph Stalin, and became the Head of the DKR. In fact, the country lasted for about a month and in March of the same year its territory was included in the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. The final liquidation of state formation took place almost a year later, on February 17, 1919. The DKSR included the territories of the current DPR and the LPR, the Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions, ]partially the Kharkov, Sumy, Kherson, Nikolayev regions of Ukraine and Russian Rostov. Its first capital was Kharkov, then Lugansk.
DONi News Agency