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Russian, Kyrgyz scientists differently assess role of October Revolution

Russian and Kyrgyz scientists differently assess the role of the October Socialist Revolution of 1917. Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Kyrgyz National University named after Zh. Balasagyn Toktorbek Omurbekov told 24.kg news agency.

Recall, today the National Academy of Sciences is hosting an international scientific and practical conference «October Revolution: Challenges of Time and Historical Memory».

According to the Professor, the conference is held within the decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev on declaring November 7-8 the Days of History and Memory of Ancestors and is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, the tragic events of 1916 and the repressions of the 1930s.

«On the one hand, we remember the tragedy of 1916, on the other — our achievements,» said the Professor.

As he noted, scientists from Russia and France came to the conference.

«Well-known Russian scientists made their reports, where they reflected the commonality and difference between the February bourgeois-democratic and October revolutions of 1917, their meaning and the influence of one on the other,» the Professor said.

According to him, after 1991, scientists began to look at the events of 1917 differently.

«Russian colleagues consider the February Revolution and the emergence of an interim government a true revolution, and the Bolsheviks, they say, accidentally came to everything ready. Kyrgyz scientists are trying to look objectively and do not detract from the role of both revolutions,» the scientist said.

We can not deny the fact that the Soviet power played a decisive role in abolishing the exploitative regime and saved the Kyrgyz people from the disappearance after the tragedy of 1916.

Professor of the KNU after Zh. Balasagyn Toktorbek Omurbekov