10 Oct 2017 16:00

Georgian communists announce plans to meet with Russian Communist Party members in State Duma

TBILISI. Oct 10 (Interfax) - A delegation of the United Communist Party of Georgia intends to visit Moscow in December at the invitation of the Communist Party of Russia's parliamentary faction, Georgian communists leader Temur Pipia told reporters on Monday.

According to Pipia, last week he visited Russia and met with chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Russia Gennady Zyuganov.

"Gennady Zyuganov asked me about the situation in Georgia. Most likely, the Communist Party's faction in the Russian State Duma will officially receive our delegation in December," he said, adding that Georgian and Russian communists would discuss issues concerning problems in relations between the two countries.

Pipia also said that prior to this visit, representatives of the United Communist Party of Georgia plan to attend events in Russia marking the 100th anniversary of the October 1917 Revolution.

As for plans to mark this anniversary in Georgia, communists from all over Georgia intend to gather in Gori in front of the Josef Stalin house and museum on November 7, Pipia said, adding that a rally would also be held there. He did not rule out members of the Communist Party of Russia attending this event.